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October 10, 2013 kidsandnature LegislationNationalParks and LandStatewide

LNCI member Mark Young, our liaison to the state and local parks and recreation scene, has the following to share:

National Rec & Parks focused on LNCI

At National Recreation and Parks Association’s 2013 Congress, there are some really good sessions focusing on kids and nature:

  • #253 – Open Forum: Parks: The New Partners for Citizen Science, Environmental Education, and STEM Learning, Wed, Oct 9, 3:00pm-5:15pm
  • #124      Environmental  Stewardship Through Leave No Trace: Practicality for Urban Environs -Tues, Oct 8, 2:45pm-4:00pm PM
  • #246      Preserve and Protect America’s Greatest Gifts: Our Parks and Youth - Wed, Oct 9 3:00pm-4:15pm
  • #253      Open Forum: Parks: the New Partners for Citizen Science, Environmental Education, and STEM Learning, Wed, 3:00pm-5:15pm
  • #256      10,000,000 Kids Outdoors: Fostering the Next Generation of Environmental Stewardship – Wed, 4:45 PM
  • #318      The New Wild: Integrating Nature in Cities –Thurs, Oct 10 8:00am-10:15am
  • #327      Diversity and Outdoor Leisure – Thurs, Oct 10, 9:45-11am
  • #356      Environmental  Literacy:  A Natural Fit for Parks – Thurs, Oct 10, 2:15-3:30pm
  • #370      Walking Stick Woods: From Degraded Woodland to Nature Play Area, Thurs, Oct 10, 2:15pm-4:30pm
  • #373      Connecting Kids to Nature: A Military Teen Perspective, Thurs, Oct 10, 4:00-5:15pm

Walk with a Doc started in Columbus, spreading across nation

Walk with a Doc founder Dr. David Sabgir will be presenting a session Tuesday afternoon at the NRPA Congress. WWAD, which started in 2005 at Highbanks Metro Park, has expanded to 33 states and three countries. Columbus Recreation and Parks is now hosting WWAD at four geographically convenient parks.

 NWF & NRPA team up for 10 Million Kids Outdoors

The 10 Million Kids Outdoors initiative, co-sponsored by national Wildlife Federation and National Recreation and Park Association: The three-year campaign to get 10 million more kids outdoors just completed its first year. Thus far 600 park and recreation districts/agencies across the country have joined the effort, including 35 from Ohio.


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