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Campaign/Initiative

The Ledger, New York Times Regional Media Group – October 05, 2007

A high-tech trail trek to draw kids outdoors

By Gary White
A celebration on October 6 kicked off a year-long series of hiking events. One way organizers hope to interest children - and their parents - in exploring the outdoors is through geocaching, a high-tech form of treasure hunting. Caches will be hidden along each of the hiking routes, and participants will receive "passport journals" in which to document their activities. [+]

Education | Campaign/Initiative

Cincinnati Digs Nature for Kids

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Betsy Townsend, a leader in the Leave No Child Inside of Greater Cincinnati campaign, reports the campaign’s goal: to educate the public about the mental, physical and emotional health benefits of playing in nature, for all children. [+]

Access | Campaign/Initiative

Orion Online – May 01, 2007

Working to Build Bridges in Greater Cincinnati

Working to Build Bridges in Greater Cincinnati

By Betsy Townsend
Betsy Townsend of Leave No Child Inside – Greater Cincinnati describes her group’s efforts to form alliances with local organizations already involved in health and education. Thus far response to these efforts has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Campaign/Initiative | Event

Standing-Room-Only Spells Success

Standing-Room-Only Spells Success

By Mary Roscoe
How did a team of six spread the word to draw a standing-room-only crowd of 800+ to the launch of their local Leave No Child Inside initiative? What can we borrow from their success as we reach out and engage our community on this issue? [+]

Campaign/Initiative

The Greeley Tribune – October 14, 2007

Losing ground: More people means more houses, leaving fewer places to explore

Losing ground: More people means more houses, leaving fewer places to explore

By Dan England,
While there's a growing urgency to address kids losing touch with the outdoors, "most still have never heard of the idea," said Zoe Whyman, community relations manager for the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program. "Just making people aware of the problem is our main goal." Whyman's group is among organizations in the Fort Collins area dedicated to helping kids get in touch with nature and the outdoors. These include the Boy Scouts of America -- Longs Peak Council, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado Youth Outdoors, Kids in the Woods, the Poudre Education Center, and the Fort Collins Aububon Society.
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Campaign/Initiative

Chicago Tribune – June 24, 2007

Chicago Wilderness launches “Leave No Child Inside” program

Chicago Wilderness launches “Leave No Child Inside” program

By Heidi Stevens
Plant your kids outside and watch 'em grow; Chicago Wilderness has just launched a "Leave No Child Inside" program to connect children with the outdoors and teach them to love and protect nature. Pruett-Jones, executive director of Chicago Wilderness, makes a compelling argument for why we need to get our kids outside more. [+]

Built Environment | Education

Palm Beach Daily News – March 31, 2007

Kids Decorate Green Playhouse

By David Rogers
The Garden Club of Palm Beach adds an exhibit to flower show featuring a green playhouse that celebrates nature and demonstrates environmentally friendly building principles.
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Education

Seattle Post-Intelligencer – April 16, 2007

“A Magical Place for Kids”

By Jessica Blanchard
Staff at IslandWood, a non-profit environmental education center, have discovered a simple way to make their lessons more relevant to students and get them excited about learning: Move the classroom outside. [+]

Education | Event

BioBlitz in the Capital

Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. will be the site of BioBlitz 2007, May 18-19, a 24-hour event in which teams of scientists, volunteers, and community members try to identify as many local species as possible.

Education | Event

Talk of Nature Education Draws Crowd in Seattle

More than 100 people filled a local REI meeting room to hear seven panelists describe their approaches to provide meaningful experiences for young people in nature.

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