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Local | Campaign/Initiative

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? [+]

Allies | Access

Small farmers cultivating tourist trade

By Nancy Cole
WHY AGRITOURISM ? “The simplest definition of agritourism is anything that brings the buyer to the property,” said Miles Phillips, who oversees nature tourism in Texas. Nature tourism includes not only agritourism but also hunting, fishing and adventure tourism. “There’s a lot of activity in the whole sector,” Phillips said, which has been spurred, in part, by Richard Louv’s 2005 book Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder. [+]

National | Campaign/Initiative

The News & Observer Publishing Company – September 20, 2007

The big, fun, scary outdoors

The big, fun, scary outdoors

By Joe Miller
In the 1970s, kids came home from school, dumped their book bags, made a beeline out the back door and weren't seen again until dark. Today, the amount of time spent being physical every day, according to a study out of the University of California, Berkeley, is about 19 minutes.

"It's a national concern," says Liz Baird, director of education for the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the inspiration behind Take A Child Outside Week, which runs Monday Sept 24th through the 30. The goal: Reconnect today's kids to the outdoors. [+]

State

– May 16, 2007

Distinguished speakers gather in LA to discuss nature-deficit disorder

Distinguished speakers gather in LA to discuss nature-deficit disorder

Working in conjunction with the , the Sierra Club hosted the Leave No Child Inside Forum, featuring an eight-member panel of leading decision-makers. Among them, Ruth Coleman, director of state parks, and state Sen. Alex Padilla, whose Senate Bill 207 would help further efforts to give all children in California an outdoor experience. [+]

National

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

On May 18 Young people can join others throughout the country to recognize the second annual national Endangered Species Day. There are many outdoor events planned throughout the country.

Local | Education

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.

Local | Education

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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