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USA Today – March 31, 2008

USA Today: More Girls Hunting Now

By Marty Roney
A recent survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reveals a surprising trend in the popularity of hunting: While the overall number of hunters nationwide has decreased since 1991, the popularity of hunting among females, especially young girls, has increased over the same period. Some observers attribute this increase to the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, which introduces women to hunting, fishing, and hiking and is active now in 41 states and five Canadian provinces. [+]

Education

The (Polk County) Ledger – March 08, 2008

To Revive Hunting, States Turn to the Classroom

By Ian Urbina
West Virginia is the latest state to pass legislation aimed at attracting young people to hunting. The new law will allow hunting education classes in schools where at least 20 students express an interest such classes. Though some parents are not pleased, others welcome the new law. In the words of one hunting advocate, “While the soccer mom watches her son or daughter play a sport, hunting involves both parent and child learning and experiencing together.” [+]

Health | Leadership

The Nation's Health – October 01, 2007

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

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

By by Kim Krisberg
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. [+]

Campaign/Initiative

The Missoulian – October 02, 2007

Sustainable spirit: REI chief says the challenge is to connect people with nature

Sustainable spirit: REI chief says the challenge is to connect people with nature

By Michael Moore
Acording to Sally Jewell, REI's president and chief executive officer, if REI is going to bill itself as a company that brings people and nature together, it's got to do something other than just sell things. “As a society, we need a way to bridge the disconnect between people and nature, between children and nature,” she said. [+]

Leadership

Associated Press – October 03, 2007

REI chief: Challenge is connecting people with nature

Speaking at the University of Montana about sustainable business, Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of REI, said the company's major competition doesn't come from other outdoor stores, it's with the video screen. [+]

Resource

Natural Biodiversity

Kids’ Patch

Visit the Kids’ Patch! Here is where you can learn all about good and bad plants. Kids' Patch has sections for parents and teachers, with projects and activities that will help your children learn about our environment. The Kids’ Patch is an online initiative of Natural Biodiversity, a nonprofit program in Johnstown, Pa., dedicated to invasive-plant control and native-habitat restoration. The site was developed by Natural Biodiversity with support from USDA APHIS, Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps/AmeriCorps, National Wildlife Federation, and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.

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