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New York Times – November 29, 2009

New York Times Draws Attention to Forest Kindergarten

New York Times Draws Attention to Forest Kindergarten

By Liz Leyden
Schools around the country have been planting gardens and planning ever more elaborate field trips in hopes of reconnecting children with nature. The forest kindergarten at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is one of a handful in the United States that are taking that concept to another level: its 23 pupils spend three hours each day outside regardless of the weather. [+]

Education

Hurlburt Field – November 19, 2009

Outdoor Classroom Sets New Standard for Military

Outdoor Classroom Sets New Standard for Military

By Joe McFadden
The outdoor classroom of Florida's Hurlburt Field Youth Center recently became the first certified Nature Explore classroom in the Air Force. The Nature Explore Classroom Certification Program is a national initiative that recognizes schools and other organizations that have made a commitment to providing outdoor classrooms and comprehensive programming to help children use the natural world as an integral part of learning. [+]

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Green Philly Blog – August 21, 2014

Local Spotlight: Urban Blazers Help Kids Explore Nature

Local Spotlight: Urban Blazers Help Kids Explore Nature

By Linh Kostiuk
Since 2005, the organization Urban Blazers has been helping middle school students from Philly's under-resourced neighborhoods discover the city's hiking trails, parks and natural areas. [+]

Regional Updates | Education

Napa Valley Register – August 07, 2014

Napa RCD Connects Kids with Nature

Napa RCD Connects Kids with Nature

By GUY CARL
LandSmart for Kids connects students with Napa Valley watersheds through hands-on activities. Last school year, more than 1,300 Napa County students got to go outside and make a positive impact on Napa County’s watersheds. The program will resume in the upcoming school year, and the RCD is now looking for new program sites where students can participate in restoration work.
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Allies | Regional Updates | Health

Foster's Daily Democrat – July 20, 2014

Outdoor Education: Children Develop Sensory Integration Skills

Outdoor Education: Children Develop Sensory Integration Skills

By By Joel Kost
Using her experience in pediatric occupation therapy and her background in kinesiology, pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom has created a program that places children outdoors while treating many of their sensory issues.
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Allies | Press Release | Regional Updates | Access | Health

5210 Let's GO! – July 10, 2014

Primary care practices to provide patients with 10,000 state park passes

Primary care practices to provide patients with 10,000 state park passes

By Maine State Bureau of Parks and Lands and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation - See more at: http://www.letsgo.org/news/did-s
Primary care physicians at 124 practices across Maine who participate in the Let’s Go! program will be able to provide their patients and families with more than 10,000 free Maine State Parks passes courtesy of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, Let’s Go! and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. The free pass is good at any of Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites, with the exception of Baxter State Park, and valid through December 2014. [+]

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SHOTS Health News from NPR – July 14, 2014

To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

By Sam Sanders and Steven Jackson
Zarr, a pediatrician at a clinic that serves low-income and uninsured families in Washington, D.C., has come up with a groundbreaking strategy to give his young patients very specific recommendations for physical activity including prescriptions for time spent outdoors with a map to nearby parks. [+]

Allies | Regional Updates | Health | Campaign/Initiative

The Boston GLobe – July 07, 2014

More Doctors Order Kids to Get Outside

More Doctors Order Kids to Get Outside

By Karen Weintraub
The Outdoors Rx program in Boston run jointly by MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Appalachian Mountain Club is helping kids and families get outside, away from their computers, TV, and up off the couch.
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As part of our ongoing efforts to build the movement, the Children & Nature Network has published these resources for leaders, organizers, and participants at the local, national, and international levels:

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Children and Nature 2009: A Report on the Movement to Reconnect Children to the Natural World
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