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Regional Updates | International

Stuff.co.nz – July 31, 2013

Do Kiwi Kids Get Enough Vitamin N?

Do Kiwi Kids Get Enough Vitamin N?

By Nicola Toki
Author asks: Does Nature-Deficit Disorder exist in New Zealand? The lack of engagement between children and their natural environment could result in negative consequences on individual and community health. [+]

Regional Updates | Campaign/Initiative

Chicago Wilderness – July 25, 2013

2013 Chicago Wilderness Leave No Child Inside Month a Success

2013 Chicago Wilderness Leave No Child Inside Month a Success

By Chicago Wilderness
Chicago Wilderness and its member organizations announced that 115 organizations collaborated throughout the Chicago Wilderness region to host over 40 events that engaged more than 15,000 children and adults during Leave No Child Inside Month. Several of the Chicago Wilderness member organizations offer year-round LNCI programs as well. [+]

Sierra Club – July 18, 2013

Sierra Club Brings Nature to People

Sierra Club Brings Nature to People

By Daniel Onken
The Sierra Club is working hard to close the divide between people and nature, through its Inner City Outings program, which provides valuable experiences for many who otherwise may not have easy access to the outdoors. ICO and other Sierra Club programs lead nearly 250,000 people into the outdoors yearly. [+]

Regional Updates | State

Cape Gazette – May 13, 2013

New “Delaware Outdoor Family” Program Helps Kids Experience State Parks

New “Delaware Outdoor Family” Program Helps Kids Experience State Parks

By Cape Gazette
The program, a partnership between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Children In Nature/No Child Left Inside initiative, offers guided overnight camping trips to help families get outdoors and experience state parks in a new way. [+]

Health

American Camp Association – May 23, 2013

Why Kids Flourish at Camp

Why Kids Flourish at Camp

By Audrey Monke
Camp promotes five measurable elements that lead to well-being, based on the work of University of Pennsylvania's Martin Seligman and Positive Psychology. Campers often describe camp as their “happy place” or “the best two weeks” of their year. So many fun things happen at camp every day that it’s no surprise it’s such a happy place for kids. [+]

Allies | Regional Updates | National

Sierra Club – April 01, 2013

Outdoor and Military Organizations Come Together for a Month-Long Celebration of Our Nation’s Youngest Heroes

Outdoor and Military Organizations Come Together for a Month-Long Celebration of Our Nation’s Youngest Heroes

By Rebecca Silver
Hundreds of military families gather to celebrate Month of the Military Child. [+]

Regional Updates | International

U.K. Guardian – January 11, 2012

Children in China’s Urban Jungle are Reconnecting with Nature

By Liu Xinyan
Efforts are being made to reverse China's increase in Nature-Deficit Disorder. [+]

National

American Way – March 01, 2010

Despite Competition, Camps More Popular Now

By Winton Ross
Attendance at camps across America isn't shrinking, despite studies showing that the average young person now spends nearly eight hours a day plugged into some sort of electronic media. In fact, attendance at camps nationwide has grown by an average of one to three percent per year over the past several years. [+]

National | Legislation/Policy

Department of the Interior – February 08, 2010

Salazar Unveils New “Youth in the Great Outdoors” Initiative

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar emphasized the importance of connecting young people with nature when he proposed significant expansion of the Youth in the Great Outdoors initiative. “The future of America’s treasured landscapes depends upon the next generation’s understanding of and connection to the great outdoors," said Salazar. As part of his FY 2011 budget proposal, Salazar is requesting large increases in education and recreation programs that engage youth of all ages. [+]

Commentary | Regional Updates | National | Media & Culture

New York Times – January 19, 2015

Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’

Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’

By Jane E. Brody
"America's Worst Mom" Lenore Skenazy offers worried parents advice on raising free range kids, and on making sure that in addition to roots, kids are given the opportunity to have wings. [+]

Commentary | Regional Updates | International | Media & Culture

Newcastle Herald – January 18, 2015

Less is More: Building Confidence

Less is More: Building Confidence

By Tricia Hogbin
There's a lot we can do to raise healthy, happy kids. But perhaps one of the most important is allowing them to experience the natural world, climbing trees, playing in the creek and yes, even taking some small risks. [+]

Regional Updates | International | Education | Media & Culture

Oxford Times – January 14, 2015

Junior Dictionary Discards Nature for Hi-Tech Words

Junior Dictionary Discards Nature for Hi-Tech Words

By Andrew French
Oxford University Press has come under fire again for discarding nature vocabulary, including acorn, minnow and bluebell, to make room for high-tech words. A group of children's authors, educators and students voice their concerns. [+]

Commentary | Natural Leaders | Education | Media & Culture

Huffington Post – January 12, 2015

8 Ways to Nurture Your Children’s Connection to Nature

8 Ways to Nurture Your Children’s Connection to Nature

By Dr. Jim Taylor
If we help our kids develop a deep connection with nature, we can be hopeful that this will result in a commitment to and sense of stewardship for the future health of our planet. Here's how. [+]

Allies | Regional Updates | International | Built Environment | Education

Taranaki Daily News – January 09, 2015

Exhibition is Child’s Play

Exhibition is Child’s Play

By Taryn Utiger
Imagination Playground, a portable, interactive and transformable concept offers kids with a variety of different play needs the opportunity to direct and create their own play experience without limitations. [+]

Feature | Regional Updates | National | Media & Culture

Outside Magazine – January 09, 2015

National Parks Visits Hit Record 294 Million in 2014

National Parks Visits Hit Record 294 Million in 2014

By Editors
If current statistics are any indication, we're experiencing a shift--toward nature. In 2014, the national parks hit a record 294 million visits, up 20 million from the previous year. [+]

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