State News


Campaign/Initiative

The Wyoming Business Report – October 16, 2007

Wyo rec managers target couch potato kids

By Phil Noble
Federal and state agency managers concerned with recreation in Wyoming are considering a proposal by the Director of the Teton Science School designed to get children off the couch and into the great outdoors. [+]

Campaign/Initiative

Competitor Magazine – July 06, 2007

Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Supported by Governator

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This past week (Friday, July 6), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a proclamation supporting the California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights which includes ten easy and fun things that every child should have the opportunity to experience between the ages of four and 14, including to: discover California's past, splash in the water, play in a safe place, camp under the stars, explore nature, learn to swim, play on a team, follow a trail, catch a fish and celebrate their heritage. [+]

Campaign/Initiative

Bangor Daily News – August 01, 2007

State seeks to get more children outdoors

By Kevin Miller
Known as "Take It Outside," the program is aimed at helping children reconnect with the natural world. On Tuesday, Gov. John Baldacci was joined by two Olympic gold medal winners — 1984 medalist Joan Benoit-Samuelson and 2006 medalist Seth Wescott — in announcing the program during an event in Cape Elizabeth. [+]

Campaign/Initiative

Orlando Sentinel – October 04, 2007

It’s time to hit the dusty trail in Polk

By Amy L. Edwards
A hiking program hopes to coax people off the couch and into the great outdoors. Polk County's Friends of the Parks foundation's new program will use geocaching, an international treasure-hunting game, to encourage children and those who are savvy about technology to visit Polk's paved and unpaved walking trails. [+]

Legislation/Policy

Sacramento Bee – September 17, 2007

Plan touts ‘no child left inside’

By M.S. Enkoji
California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights urges kids to discover nature. Governors in at least 10 states, including California, have undertaken initiatives to promote what is billed in some states as "No Child Left Inside." The efforts vary from free entry to state parks for foster families in Connecticut to the nation's first collaboration between schools and state parks in New Mexico. [+]

Leadership

THE NEWS TRIBUNE – September 20, 2007

Washington makes strides to get kids outdoors, but we can do more

Washington makes strides to get kids outdoors, but we can do more

By Jeffery P. Mayor
At Washington State Watchable Wildlife Conference Martin LeBlanc invites government agencies and private groups to help overcome four challenges in reconnecting children and nature: the fear parents feel for their child’s safety, overzealous zoning regulation,current school curricula, and balancing indoor and outdoor time. [+]

Education

The Courier-Journal, Louisville Kentucky – July 27, 2007

Scott County teachers turn farm into nature camp for children

Scott County teachers turn farm into nature camp for children

By Dale Moss
The Lowrys, teachers who live on a 45-acre farm near Scottsburg, Kentucky, connected children with nature this summer, turning Meadow Glen Farm into a camp for local children. [+]

Campaign/Initiative

What the Nation’s Governors are Doing to Leave No Child Inside

What the Nation’s Governors are Doing to Leave No Child Inside

By Richard Louv
Children and Nature supporters include New Mexico's Gov. Bill Richardson, in Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell, in Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, in California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Maine Gov. John Baldacci, in Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, in Vermont's Gov. Jim Douglas, and in Pennsylvania Edward Rendell. A special report by the on Governor led statewide initiatives and other activities. [+]

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