Education/Schools

Important: Free, effective way to promote your April events!

February 18, 2012 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsLNCI EventsNationalParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivitySpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

All, We are excited to tell you about a concrete (free!) way to receive more publicity, support and attendance for your April 2012 nature-related events and service projects. You may have heard about The Children and Nature Network 2012 Let‚s G.O.! campaign. This initiative is a nationwide effort to increase and track opportunities throughout the […]

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Natural Playscapes in Central Ohio

February 14, 2012 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsParks and Land

Amy Dutt and Jamy Zambito speak about the installation by Amy Dutt’s Urban Wild Limited at Mary Evans Child Development Center, where Jamy is the director.

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Health Education Standards in Ohio – Information for supporters

January 9, 2012 kidsandnature Education/Schools

(LNCI members – you may or may not know that Ohio does not have any health or physical education standards for our students in this state. If you are interested in this issue, read on:)   Happy New Year to our partners and supporters for Health Education Standards in Ohio!   We appreciate all of […]

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Don’t forget to register for the Healthy Children Mean Healthy Futures Nov. 14-15

November 2, 2011 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsPhysical Activity

Don’t forget to register!  Nov. 14-15 Columbus ‘Healthy Children Mean Healthy Futures’ children’s health conference Nov. 14-15   Your registration includes an awards reception for our Champions for Children’s Health 6:30 p.m. – Nov. 14 Guest speaker: Cindy Mann   If you haven’t registered, it’s easy to do online. The conference fee is $100, which includes […]

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The real reason kids shouldn’t watch TV

October 23, 2011 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthPhysical Activity

One of our members who is a doctor shared this great article. Of course the point the article makes about parents reading to their children is a point that could also be made about playing outdoors with their children. The Real Reason Why TV Is Bad for the Kids TV viewing compared to book reading […]

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101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard

August 20, 2011 kidsandnature Education/Schools

Check out the information for this great conference for Ohio teachers. Oct. 7-9 at Camp Kern

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Metro Parks summer teacher workshops!

June 7, 2011 kidsandnature Education/Schools

These great workshops are offered to teachers in Central Ohio and beyond. They are so valuable, they have had attendees from as far away as Cleveland. Take advantage of this resource in your own backyard! Science Resources flier June 16th, 8-3: A Metro Parks Workshop and Science Resource Fair for School Administrators, Curriculum Advisors, and […]

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City of Columbus Hosts Central Ohio Children’s Water Festival

May 6, 2011 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsParks and Land

May 5, 2011 City of Columbus Hosts Central Ohio Children’s Water Festival In recognition of the national Drinking Water Week, the Columbus Department of Public Utilities hosted 640 fifth-grade students and teachers for the fourth annual Central Ohio Children’s Water Festival today. The annual event, held at the Public Utilities Complex on Dublin Road, is […]

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Green Ribbon Schools in Ohio!

April 29, 2011 kidsandnature Education/Schools

Dear All, We are delighted to let you know that The U.S. Department of Education has created a Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments and teaching environmental literacy. The new awards program will be run by the Education Department with support from the White House Council […]

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Calling all teachers!

April 19, 2011 kidsandnature Education/Schools

(below: educator networking, video interview subjects needed, new video link, improved communication) Leave No Child Inside is currently trying to compile a list of teachers in Central Ohio who are connected to the LNCI movement, or wish to be; teachers who take their students outdoors, or who want to. We are looking to form a […]

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