Legislation

Voice your support for No Child Left Inside bill on Website

September 24, 2009 kidsandnature Legislation

A Website called Open Congress, which analyzes and accepts comments on bills, has a listing for the No Child Left Inside legislation, which would provide grants (but no mandates!) to encourage environmental education. Please visit and click to show your support as you see fit. Thanks! Also, write your legislator! http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2054/show http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s866/show

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Grand Rapids Press features No Child Left Inside legislation

September 10, 2009 kidsandnature Legislation

http://www.mlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2009/09/legislation_aims_to_get_kids_o.html

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What happened at the meeting at Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Office?

May 29, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsFundingLegislationNationalParks and LandStatewide

Last month, Jenny Morgan, Alice Hohl and Mark Young (Ohio Parks and Recreation Assoc.) met with Sen. Sherrod Brown asking him to support and possibly co-sponsor the No Child Left Inside legislation, which will fund Environmental Education through a federal grant program. (It will eventually become part of federal schools funding, and be brought into […]

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Leave No Child Inside spoke to Delaware City leaders

April 30, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsLegislationParks and Land

April 27, Leave No Child Inside representative Alice Hohl gave a presentation to the Delaware Rotary Club. In attendance were the Mayor of the City of Delaware, the City Manager, and two members of the School Board, among other prominent civic leaders! Alice showed the newly re-edited DVD, spoke about the movement and the importance […]

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Meeting at Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office

April 24, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsLegislationNationalParks and LandStatewide

Mark Young, Jenny Morgan and Alice Hohl attended a meeting with Ed Roberts, arranged my Mark Young, to discuss the No Child Left Inside legislation. The meeting, Wednesday, was extremely positive! Mr. Roberts was very receptive to our message, and even shared a couple stories about children being addicted to video games, and related topics. […]

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Economic Recovery (stimulus bill) funds available for parks and rec

March 27, 2009 kidsandnature FundingLegislationNationalParks and LandStatewide

Information here is from the OPRA site. Ohio Parks and Recreation Association is holding workshops around the state about applying for funding. Stimulus Funds for Parks and Recreation Agencies The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was created to stimulate and add balance to the economy by investing in job creation and important infrastructure improvements. The […]

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Next Membership Meeting is April 16 at Indianola Children’s Center

March 4, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsFundingLegislationMental and Behavioral HealthOctober Action ItemsParentingParks and LandSpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

Please join us for our next membership meeting, April 16, at the Indianola Children’s Center. Time: 7-8:30pm This meeting is open to the full membership. We haven’t set the agenda yet, but we always allow time for members to introduce themselves and “pitch” their organization and what they do. You are welcome to suggest agenda […]

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Sen. Voinovich writes back

February 8, 2009 kidsandnature Legislation

Sen. Voinovich responded to our latest inquiry about the No Child Left Inside legislation, which passed the House and is being considered by the Senate. Click the letter below to read or zoom in. voinovich-letter001.jpg

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Update from Columbus’ Active Living Institute

December 9, 2008 kidsandnature LegislationParks and Land

Member Barb Seckler, head of the Active Living Institute, testified at Maryellen O’Shaughnessy’s hearing on behalf of Active Living and the importance of more accessible and safer biking as a part of physical activity. Also, as Columbus Public Health and the Institute continue work to localize the State of Ohio’s Physical Education plan, Barb would […]

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Public Hearing to discuss proposed bicycle law updates

December 3, 2008 kidsandnature LegislationParks and Land

Public Hearing to discuss proposed bicycle law updates WHO: Councilmember Maryellen O’Shaughnessy City Engineer Randy Bowman WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2008 5:30 PM WHERE: City Hall, 90 West Broad Street 2nd Floor Council Chambers WHAT: Councilmember Maryellen O’Shaughnessy, chair of the Public Service & Transportation Committee, will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed bicycle […]

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