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Project Learning Tree training now available in an online professional development course

December 8, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsParks and LandStatewideUncategorized

Miami University now offers online professional development for teachers, including access to Project Learning Tree training. Check out www.muohio.edu/discovery

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Governor Strickland supports the protection of open space

November 16, 2009 kidsandnature Parks and LandStatewide

EE Advocates – Attached is a Governors’ Dear Colleague letter supporting full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which provides matching grants to states and local units of government to acquire and develop parkland and protect natural resources. The LWCF grant program has benefited all 88 counties in Ohio, but has been […]

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Have you seen this Public Service Announcement from the U.S. Forest Service?

October 27, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsNationalPhysical ActivityStatewide

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Report for Ohio from the National Gathering at the Children and Nature Network

October 8, 2009 kidsandnature NationalStatewide

We were lucky enough to have Betsy Townsend from The Leave No Child Inside Greater Cincinnati collaborative who has been working with the Children and Nature Network and also attended their National Gathering in Colorado. Here is her report: NATIONAL GATHERING HIGHLIGHTS The theme this year was “Making Connections”. It was about connecting to research, […]

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Louisville, KY school gardens: math, culture, foreign language, other applications

October 5, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsNationalParks and LandStatewide

Student gardeners learn land’s lessons Edible gardens take root at more area schools By Sara Cunningham • [email protected] • October 3, 2009 Last month, fifth-graders at St. Francis School in Goshen harvested watermelons they had planted in the spring, using their math skills to figure out how far apart to space the plants and science […]

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Notes from the Spring all-Ohio Summit Planning Team

October 1, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsFundingLegislationLNCI EventsOctober Action ItemsParks and LandPhysical ActivitySpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

This team was formed at the Leadership Retreat to assist in planning and organizing a spring Leave No Child Inside Summit for the entire state. This would be the first official statewide event for Leave No Child Inside in Ohio. LNCI Summit 2010 When: Spring 2010, date TBA • Possibilities include tying with Earth Day […]

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Grants available for helping children walk or bike to school

September 14, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsFundingParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewide

Ohio SRTS Funding Available: By encouraging and enabling children to use active transportation, communities can cut costs, offer healthy options and improve the area surrounding the school. As part of Governor Strickland’s ongoing commitment to transportation safety, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is beginning a new application cycle for its widely-recognized Safe Routes to […]

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Save the Date! Summit Announced for 9/25/09!

August 12, 2009 kidsandnature StatewideUncategorized

Save the Date: Sept. 25, 2009 Third Annual Leave No Child INSIDE Central Ohio Collaborative Summit Sept. 25, 2009 10-4 Greenwood Lake Camp and Conference Center Delaware, Ohio Come prepared to join a working group! This year, join us in: Growing the Collaborative Deepening involvement Mapping the future We are ALSO planning a statewide event […]

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Fun ODNR Video and update on Explore the Outdoors

June 26, 2009 kidsandnature StatewideUncategorized

As you know, we’re lucky in Ohio to have a statewide program to promote nature activities to families. Here’s an update from Jason Fallon at ODNR who has been hard at work on the program this summer: With summer here, I wanted to update everyone on the progression and success of the Explore the Outdoors […]

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Check out this great program going on in Dayton!

June 26, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsStatewide

The folks in Dayton have formed a working collaborative as well! Hooray! Here is a program Five Rivers MetroParks is doing. We’re sharing it in case it inspires anyone… (Check out the full brochure HERE.) Get Outside! Book Club August 15-October 10, 2009 for preschoolers and their grownups. Sponsored by the Dayton Metro Library and […]

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