COMMENTARY

Introducing Wild Zones
David Hawkins, founding project manager of the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, Calif., discusses the concept of Wild Zones, places where kids can build shelters, dam creeks, make trails, and perform other active outdoors tasks. Wild Zones, he says, offer open-ended possibilities for play, creativity, socializing, and solitude.
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2007 COMMENTARY

Orion Magazine March/April issue features the Children & Nature Movement
The movement to reconnect children to the natural world has arisen quickly, spontaneously, and across the usual social, political, and economic dividing lines.
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Louv Answers Parent Questions
A resource for parents of young children. Among the subjects covered: why it’s healthy to encourage a two-year-old to play in the dirt.
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A Personal Proclamation for Nature
Meg Lowman presents an “intergenerational decree” that no child be left indoors"
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The Wild World Beyond the Playing Field
Writer Regan McMahon explains why kids deserve time to explore nature at their own speed.
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NWF CEO, Larry Schweiger, Makes the Case for comprehensive policies to get more kids outside Presenting at the Pennsylvania Governor's Outdoor Conference, March 18-20, Schweiger addressed the gathering of policy-makers, educators, conservationists, and others.
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EdNews Interview with Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., President, Children and Nature Network .
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A Report from the Southwest
In New Mexico, the No Child Left Inside initiative needs support from the grass roots -- ranchers, city dwellers, school boards, tribal leaders, and parents.
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Nature-Deficit Disorder: A Perspective from Colorado
Even people in a state that boasts abundant natural attractions should focus more attention on getting kids outdoors.
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Tampa advocate Kathy Baughman McLeod asks tough questions
Where do Tampa's children play outside in a natural, unmanicured setting? Where can Tampa's children build a treehouse or a fort, as you did when you were a kid? In what time slot can a child lie on the grass and watch the clouds float by?
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