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The Grand Rapids Press – September 29, 2007

Network aims to reunite children with nature

By Myron Kukla
Julie Stoneman, executive director of the Grand Rapids-based Land Conservancy of West Michigan, said the ideas expressed by the Children in Nature Network fit with the conservancy's mission to preserve natural areas for public use. [+]

Campaign/Initiative

The News & Observer Publishing Company – September 23, 2007

Show Kids Nature’s Wonders

Show Kids Nature’s Wonders

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
Environmentalists, nature educators, parents and teachers are participating in "Take a Child Outside Week," an inaugural event that is growing faster than its founder in Raleigh thought possible. More than 70 partners across North America have signed on for the week, which runs Monday Sept. 24th through Sunday the 30th, reports Liz Baird, director of school programs for the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. "It's just taken off like hotcakes." [+]

Education | 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. [+]

Media & Culture

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. [+]

Access | Campaign/Initiative

the Atlanta Journal Constitution – April 27, 2007

Sierra Club a camp booster: Donation to aid children in military families

Sierra Club a camp booster: Donation to aid children in military families

By Gerry Smith
The Sierra Club announced it will donate more than $1 million to send military children to Operation Purple camps across the country. For one week this summer, children will kayak along the Broad River, learn the history of the Cherokee Indians and roast marshmallows with other children who know what it feels like to have a parent in the military. [+]

Campaign/Initiative | Event

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. [+]

Campaign/Initiative

Cox News Service – September 24, 2007

Take a Child Outside Week, Sept 24th - 30th

Take a Child Outside Week, Sept 24th - 30th

By ROBERT KELLY-GOSS
Once upon a time, children played outside. Not so much anymore and that's why a plan born in Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of Natural History has become a nationwide push to reintroduce kids to the outdoors.
[Photo © Juan Pons]

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Camp Fire USA Central Ohio Council launches “Reuniting Children and Nature” campaign.

Deeply troubled by what is becoming known as the ‘indoor generation.’ Campfire USA Central Ohio Council is forging partnerships with community organizations, institutions, businesses, foundations, and government agencies that serve and/or care about children. Through the Reuniting Children and Nature campaign, Camp Fire will work to raise awareness among these entities and the general public as to the health benefits of getting kids reconnected with their natural world. The campaign includes a variety of program options at Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills, where Camp Fire USA partners and the general public will find opportunities to get children reunited with nature.

Campaign/Initiative

The Washington Post – June 19, 2007

The Conservation Fund Launches The National Forum on Children and Nature

By Donna St. George
More than 30 of the nation’s most influential public and private leaders — including governors, mayors, CEOs, educators, and clergy — participated in the June launch of an ambitious effort to reconnect kids with nature. The Forum was featured in Lost in the Great Indoors, the Washington Post's front-page report on parents, advocacy groups, and the Conservation Fund's launch of a $20 million campaign to fund initiatives to reconnect children and nature. [+]

Legislation/Policy

Charleston Gazette – May 26, 2007

Agencies and organizations testify before Congress at “No Child Left Inside” hearing

By Dawn Miller
Speaking to two subcommittees of the House Committee on Natural Resources, panelists urged Congress to take action. Charleston Gazette staff writer Dawn Miller covers the story In Defense of Play. [+] [PDF]

Education

How Camp Teaches Kids to Think Green!

Camp programs are among the very best ways for children to learn a lasting appreciation for nature and a lifelong interest in caring for the earth. To find out more, explore the American Camp Associations children and nature online resources.

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