Physical Activity

March 17, 2014

Nature Groups and Educators – Call for Exhibitors at Play Date in the Park

Play Date in the Park will be held Saturday, June 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Highbanks Metro Park. Our goal is to promote healthy and fun […]
February 21, 2014

22-day Hiking Experience for Teens

In May 2013, I set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile journey from Mexico to Canada. A knee injury booted me off the […]
February 15, 2014

Youth Sport Safety – Early Specialization

What does it take to make an Olympian, or at least raise a healthy athlete? You might say natural talent, lots of practice, a large dose […]
February 14, 2014

EcoWeekend – May 2-4, 2014

EcoWeekend, a program of Columbus Audubon, will be held May 2-4, 2014 at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills. EcoWeekend brings you the very best in […]
January 27, 2014

Conservation Projects for Youth and Families

Conservation projects are a great way to engage youth in the outdoors and build a conservation ethic. We’ve compiled activities created by the Izaak Walton League […]
January 20, 2014

Help the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department!

Help your Columbus Recreation and Parks Department grow for the future! We are putting a Master Plan together to lead us into the future. You can […]
January 10, 2014

Children and Teens Forget to Make Time for Play

Children and teens are busier than ever these days. Between organized sports, music lessons, part-time jobs, and homework, its a wonder that young people have any […]
October 2, 2013

Our Summit speaker on our NPR affiliate!

Dudley Edmondson, the keynote speaker at our LNCI summit in Central Ohio, was a guest on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher. He said great things […]
September 3, 2013

Hocking Hills: Free Family Activity Sept. 29 for Leave No Child Inside Day

9/29/13:  National Leave No Child Inside Day, 1pm-3pm: Take a guided hike through a portion of Camp Oty’Okwa’s 700+ acres and explore the infamous Counselor’s Cave […]