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David Mizejewski Defends National Wildlife Federation Partnership with Scotts Miracle Gro

David Mizejewski Defends National Wildlife Federation Partnership with Scotts Miracle Gro | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation defends the decision to partner with Scotts Miracle Gro...
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Wisconsin children urge passage of Outdoor Bill of Rights - Wis Opinion

Wisconsin children urge passage of Outdoor Bill of Rights - Wis Opinion | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Wisconsin children urge passage of Outdoor Bill of RightsWis OpinionAs a result, our children are now suffering from a "Nature Deficit Disorder," which has begun to take a toll on the health of our youth who are facing skyrocketing obesity,...
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Curing “Nature Deficit Disorder” With Canoes | Vermont Sports Magazine

Curing “Nature Deficit Disorder” With Canoes | Vermont Sports Magazine | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

How many times have you thought about canoeing that river that’s just a mile or so from your back door? If you’re a 10-year-old kid with that fantasy, then dreams really can come true.

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Top 10 Inspiring Stories From 2011 : Cottonwood Institute ...

Top 10 Inspiring Stories From 2011 : Cottonwood Institute ... | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Subscribe to Cottonwood Institute – Environmental Education, Service Learning, and Leadership Courses For Schools News Feed · Inspiring public school students to initiate positive change in their schools, their communities, and ...

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The Forgotten Human Right : The New Nature Movement

The Forgotten Human Right : The New Nature Movement | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

Do children – do all of us – have a right to meaningful connection to the natural world? Annelies Henstra, a Dutch human rights attorney, thinks so. She calls it the “forgotten human right

 

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Environmental experts bring the forest to the classroom, the ...

Environmental experts bring the forest to the classroom, the ... | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Their team of restoration ecologists spends three days every week removing invasive plants, stabilizing hillsides, restoring wetlands, and planting native trees and shrubs with eager volunteers. By reaching out to schools in ...
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Children wild about work in the garden - News - The Star

Children wild about work in the garden - News - The Star | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
GREEN-FINGERED pupils lent a hand to help older residents brighten up their sheltered housing complex amid the winter gloom.
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Kids need adventure. Parents need to teach them how. | The Family Adventure Project

Kids need adventure. Parents need to teach them how. | The Family Adventure Project | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Kids need adventure. Parents need to teach them how.
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We Want To Learn Outdoors

We Want To Learn Outdoors | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

Last month, whilst back home in Scotland, I heard about a primary teacher from Peebles who was running forest school classes. I was intrigued how she was able to incorporate such classes into the school curriculum

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Nurtured in nature - North Shore News

Nurtured in nature - North Shore News | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Nurtured in natureNorth Shore NewsWhen not in the forest, these children spend their "school days" at Maplewood Farm. The program was developed by Fresh Air Learning Society president Tricia Edgar, who has been a nature educator for 15 years.
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Nature Deficit Disorder: Spiritual fallout from our disconnect with God's creation

Richard Louv, in his groundbreaking book Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, outlines the horrific consequences of this disconnect from the created world -- spiritually as well as emotionally and physically.

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The Ecology of Hope : The New Nature Movement

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Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature...
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Ken Anderson: Perspectives From A Long-Time Naturalist

Ken Anderson: Perspectives From A Long-Time Naturalist | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
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THE “VITAMIN N” PRESCRIPTION – Some Health Professionals Now Recommending Nature Time for Children and Adults : The New Nature Movement

THE “VITAMIN N” PRESCRIPTION – Some Health Professionals Now Recommending Nature Time for Children and Adults : The New Nature Movement | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

Directions: Use daily, outdoors in nature. Go on a nature walk, watch birds, and observe trees. Practice respectful outdoor behavior in solitude or take with friends and family. Refill: Unlimited. Expires: Never.

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What if in addition to your "apple a day" you added a daily dose of "Vitamin N"?

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Environmental experts bring the forest to the classroom, the ...

Environmental experts bring the forest to the classroom, the ... | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Their team of restoration ecologists spends three days every week removing invasive plants, stabilizing hillsides, restoring wetlands, and planting native trees and shrubs with eager volunteers. By reaching out to schools in ...
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The Science Barge « Urban Environmental Education

The Science Barge « Urban Environmental Education | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Urban Environmental Education. in the Bronx and elsewhere. Home · About ... Follow Urban Environmental Education. Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Powered by WordPress.com.

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Outdoor play time can enhance children's sleep - WKBT La Crosse

Outdoor play time can enhance children's sleep - WKBT La Crosse | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Outdoor play time can enhance children's sleepWKBT La CrosseNational Wildlife Federation's new parent guide highlights the connection between the time kids spend playing outdoors and sleep deprivation.
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Go Explore Nature: The Outdoor Christmas Box Challenge

Go Explore Nature: The Outdoor Christmas Box Challenge | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

The idea? Gather your leftover cardboard boxes from the holiday festivities and let the kids play.

You know, make up their own fun!

The Christmas Box Challenge has no rules, but I couldn’t resist adding my own twist. The Explorers had to make and play with their box creations outside.

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School gardening boosts child development / RHS Gardening

School gardening boosts child development / RHS Gardening | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

Taking part in gardening can make a child feel happy and boost their development, the research says. It found children in schools that encouraged gardening became more resilient, confident and lived healthier lives.

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Go Explore Nature: What’s Your Favorite 2011 Post About Kids & Nature?

Go Explore Nature: What’s Your Favorite 2011 Post About Kids & Nature? | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

2011 best posts about kids and nature

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School Courtyard as Ecological Reference Library?

School Courtyard as Ecological Reference Library? | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

A child walks in a conservation area with her parents. “Hey, look! That’s quaking aspen. Maybe we’ll see the catkins. We have those in our outdoor classroom.” Imagine that scenario… children who have an accessible experience of nearby nature during the school day might recognize the plants communities and habitats of their region.

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Children In the Woods at CELC in Branford - TheDay.com

Children In the Woods at CELC in BranfordTheDay.com"I like to play indoors better, because that's where all the electrical outlets are," said a fourth-grader quoted in the book Last Child in the Woods, in which author Richard Louv coins the term...
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SEVEN REASONS FOR A NEW NATURE MOVEMENT - Richard Louv

SEVEN REASONS FOR A NEW NATURE MOVEMENT - Richard Louv | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
Official website for Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network (Hope & nature deficit disorder “@RichLouv: SEVEN REASONS FOR A NEW NATURE MOVEMENT - Richard ...
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States Adopt Children’s Outdoor Bills of Rights : The New Nature Movement

States Adopt Children’s Outdoor Bills of Rights : The New Nature Movement | Children and Nature | Scoop.it

There is great momentum regarding Children’s Outdoor Bills of Rights and the role they can play in encouraging families to get out in nature. Here’s to more citizens, lawmakers and, ultimately, individuals, realizing the importance of such simple acts as climbing a tree and camping under the stars, and then going out and acting on them.

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Why does nature matter to children? What’s the evidence?

Why does nature matter to children? What’s the evidence? | Children and Nature | Scoop.it
What happens when children spend time in natural environments – and what happens if they do not? What does the empirical evidence say? And what other insights might the research literature hold? ...
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