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National

Bay Area News Group – November 04, 2007

A natural remedy: The benefits of time outdoors

A natural remedy: The benefits of time outdoors

By Suzanne Bohan
Bay Area journalist Suzanne Bohan reports on programs and initiatives that bring children closer to nature, and how they work to bridge political and cultural divides. She also produced a short video (please see link) featuring local leaders Wendolyn Bird and Juan Martinez.

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International

Daily News & Analysis, Mumbai – October 24, 2007

Do not starve the children of nature

By Leonie Maistre
According to writer Leonie Maistre, children in India are losing their ability to appreciate nature. Maistre observed her pupils during a recent nature-park outing, and clearly sees the link between daily bombardments of commercialism and a declining sense of imagination in the children. There's no longer room in their lives for animals, calm and silence.
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National

the San Francisco Chronicle – October 22, 2007

Children detach from natural world as they explore the virtual one

By Peter Fimrite
Hiking boots aren't cool, according to an increasing number of young people in cities and suburbs. A recent California poll found 30 percent of teens had no outdoor nature activity this past summer. As one school principal says, "To go on a hike, to participate in nature, to just look at the beauty is foreign to them." The good news? Lots of organizations are working to turn that around.
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Research & Studies

the Land Trust Alliance – July 01, 2007

The Powerful Link Between Conserving Land and Preserving Health

The Powerful Link Between Conserving Land and Preserving Health

By Howard Frumkin and Richard Louv for the Land Trust Alliance Special Anniversary Report, 2007
Co-written by Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Richard Louv for the Land Trust Alliance Special Anniversary Report, 2007. [+] [PDF]

National

Children & Nature get front page coverage in USA Weekend Magazine.

Children & Nature get front page coverage in USA Weekend Magazine.

Mother Nature: Raising healthier kids. Getting your kids back in touch with the great outdoors can improve their health and well-being. Recess, soccer practice, the neighborhood playground -- all are great avenues for getting our kids up and out. But when it comes to their mental as well as physical well-being, children need something else, something elemental: They need nature.
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Commentary

Deseret News – October 13, 2007

Today’s young people are wired and worried

By Joseph Cramer, M.D.
In today's childhood there is an overabundance of stimulation and a shortage of soothers. Meet Generation W — "w" for wired and worried. In this whirlwind of wires and wireless, author Joseph Cramer, M.D. offers four steps to wind down the worried. [+]

Commentary

New West Publishing, Boise – October 21, 2007

Autumn leaf-pile jumping makes kids smarter

Autumn leaf-pile jumping makes kids smarter

By Jill Kuraitis
One mother remembers what it was like during the leaf season, when her kids gave a whoop and they all took flying leaps into an SUV size pile of leaves. Home life has gotten more complicated she acknowledges, but we still need to make time for catching bugs and watching the clouds go by. [+]

Research & Studies

The Nature Conservancy – June 28, 2007

Kids Picking TV Over Trees

Kids Picking TV Over Trees

By Oliver Pergams, Ph.D. and Patricia Zaradic, Ph.D.
The Nature Conservancy-funded study reveals more evidence of a growing trend; children spending more time inside, with consequences for human health, national parks and the environmental movement. This new research raises questions about children's health and the future of conservation. [+]

Allies | Leadership

American Public Health Association features a front page article on the movement

American Public Health Association features a front page article on the movement

The October Issue of The Nation’s Health, The official newspaper of the American Public Health Association, features a front page article on the children and nature movement and the intersection between healthy people and a healthy environment. [PDF]

National | Media & Culture

Shrek Tells Kids to Go Outside

Shrek Tells Kids to Go Outside

"Be a Player: Get Up and Play an Hour a Day," a public-awareness campaign featuring Shrek and other animated characters.

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