Education News


National | Legislation/Policy

The San Francisco Examiner – July 17, 2007

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes proposes bill to integrate environmental education into NCLB

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes proposes bill to integrate environmental education into NCLB

By Carolyn Peirce
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. [+]

Local | 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. [+]

Commentary

Inside the Outdoors Foundation

Inside the Outdoors provides life-changing experiences for students and teachers

By Susan Brown, President
Inside the Outdoors has been connecting Southern California student’s to nature since 1974 through Field Trips, week long residential Outdoor Science School experiences and Traveling Scientist programs that bring science and nature into the schools. [+]

State

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. [+]

State

Skagit Valley Herald – August 07, 2007

Seattle area Teens go wild - for nature

By Franny White
36 teens talk about their experiences in the North Cascades Institutes' Wild outdoor education program for disadvantaged youths. Each summer participants, mostly immigrants, members of low-income households or minorities, are given an opportunity that would normally be out of reach for them — 10 days of total immersion in the natural beauty of Ross Lake, Washington. [+]

State

Star-Tribune

Thanks to U.S. Forest Service and others—kids spend more time outside in Wyoming

By WHITNEY ROYSTER
Teton county programs like "Snake River Days" re-introduce children to to nature through canoeing, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and wildlife watching. It is all part of Wyoming's "Healthy Kids, Healthy Watersheds" program, a public and private sector partnership that includes Friends of Pathway, the Latino Resource Center, Jackson Hole Ski Club, and Teton County Schools. [+]

Local | Built Environment

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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Local

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. [+]

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