Media & Culture News


Boston Globe – July 07, 2007

Nature makes a comeback

Nature makes a comeback

By Jenna Russell
It's a techno world: This front-page article reports that traditional camps may be acquiring a new appeal — as an antidote to nature-deficit disorder. [+]

National | Health

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.

Seatle PI – March 15, 2007

Programs show that being outside can be ‘more fun than most video games’ and TV

By Fiona Cohen
Getting children outside is an increasing preoccupation of parents and educators. Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, the Zoomazium at Woodland Park Zoo, and the "Parks in the Dark" tours offer innovative opportunities to bring children and their parents back to nature.

Commentary | Review

San Francisco Chronicle

The Wild World Beyond the Playing Field

By Regan McMahon
Writer Regan McMahon explains why kids who are long on organized sports and short on unstructured play outdoors deserve time to explore nature at their own speed. [+]

National | Leadership

The Economist – February 08, 2007

Put down that Xbox, young man

The Economist reports on leaders in the Children and Nature movement [+]

Commentary | Review

SF Chronicle, Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A fed-up soccer mom calls for time out

By Steve Weinberg
Revolution in the Bleachers; How Parents Can Take Back Family Life in a World Gone Crazy Over Youth Sports [+]

National | Review

Washington Post – June 19, 2007

“Lost in the Great Indoors” the Washington Post’s front page report on today’s children

By Donna St. George
Giving the children and nature movement front page coverage, the Washington Post reported on parents, advocacy groups, and the launch of a 20 million dollar campaign to fund initiatives to reconnect children and nature. [+]

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