On the Air

[>] An interview with Author Richard Louv on why the children and nature movement is so important.

Report and proceedings from the first National Dialogue on Children and Nature;
exploring strategies for bucking the anti-outdoor trend and solutions that re-connect children and nature.
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An annotated bibliography of 20 premier studies focusing on the children and nature connection.
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Sierra Club Trains Natural Leaders
Building Bridges to the Outdoors will be holding its second year of weeklong Environmental Leadership trainings this week in conjunction with the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC). The leadership training program introduces, inspires and educates youth, especially under-represented minorities, about the significant and contemporary environmental issues facing their local communities.
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"Lost in the Great Indoors" the Washington Post's front page report on today's children
Giving the children and nature movement front page coverage, the Washington Post reported on parents, advocacy groups, and the launch of a 20 million dollar campaign to fund initiatives to reconnect children and nature.
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The Conservation Fund Launches The National Forum On Children And Nature
Over 30 of the nation’s most influential public and private leaders—including governors, mayors, CEOs, educators, and clergy—will participate in the launch this week of an ambitious effort to reconnect kids with nature. This new initiative, the National Forum on Children and Nature, will find and fund 20 projects across the country that demonstrate how kids can rediscover nature, through education, health, the media and the built environment.
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ARCHIVE 2006 - 2007
Orion Magazine March/April issue features the Children & Nature Movement
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NWF Launches "Green Hour" Web site
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EdNews Interview with Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., President, Children and Nature Network.
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NWF CEO, Larry Schweiger, Makes the Case for comprehensive policies to get more kids outside
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The Economist reports on leaders in the Children and Nature movement
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The Children & Nature movement makes front page news in USA Today's Thanksgiving Day edition.
[+] Nature programs' goal: No child left inside

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says free and unstructured play is healthy and - in fact - essential.
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The World Future Society ranks nature-deficit disorder #5 [+] read the forecast