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2014-01-27 23:22:41

'No App for That' event will help parents connect kids to nature and teach the importance of setting boundaries for screen devices in the home. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 “Screen time” the time children spend in front of some sort of electronic device- has taken over an alarming portion of U.S. children’s lives. The “No App for That” Event in Orlando on Feb.1, 2014 will take a step to try and change that. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates children...

2013-06-11 23:30:23

Trails Carolina wilderness program offers tips on how to get outdoors with children and teens. Lake Toxaway, NC (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 By Presidential Proclamation, June is celebrated as National Great Outdoors Month. Trails Carolina, a therapeutic wilderness program for struggling teens and youth, supports the efforts of our federal and state governments to reacquaint teens with the benefits of being outdoors. Trails Carolina utilizes the wilderness in the beautiful mountains of Western...

2012-06-28 23:03:03

CLIF Kid announces six finalists for the second annual Backyard Game of the Year contest. Best-selling author Richard Louv and U.S.Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley to serve as judges for Playoffs event at Marina Green in San Francisco. Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 CLIF Kid®, maker of organic snacks for active kids, today announced six finalists for the second annual Backyard Game of the Year contest. CLIF Kid challenged kids across the country to reconnect with imaginative...

2011-02-22 06:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama's new action plan called "America's Great Outdoors," which will fund land and water conservation and establish a conservation corps, is not just good for the environment -- its good for people. According to President Obama, one of the reasons for the creation of the "Great Outdoors" plan is "To encourage young people to put down the remote or the video games and get outside, we're going to establish a new Conservation Service...

2010-11-25 00:00:46

The Texas Partnership for Children in Nature will host a conference to address the problem Dec. 3-4 in Austin. The purpose is to present the partnership's strategic plan to educators, conservationists, health practitioners, policymakers and others who care about the issue and can work to implement the plan in their communities. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2010 "Go outside and play." How many times did today's parents hear that familiar phrase while growing up? Studies say kids today...

2010-09-22 06:00:00

Nature Rocks Day(TM) Kicks Off the Collaboration With over 10 Events Across the US on September 25 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Nature Rocks, a national initiative created to inspire and empower parents to enjoy quality time in nature with their families, announced a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the fifth national organization to partner with Nature Rocks, founded by Children & Nature Network and...

2009-09-30 22:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this age of scientific triumph, our daily connection with the Earth has diminished alarmingly. People struggle daily with stressful jobs, trapped inside blank walls, staring at glowing screens when they could be outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature and the connection with other living things. At the same time, global warming and other environmental ills are destroying the Earth. Proving that our detachment from nature can lead to...

2009-09-30 22:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this age of scientific triumph, our daily connection with the Earth has diminished alarmingly. People struggle daily with stressful jobs, trapped inside blank walls, staring at glowing screens when they could be outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature and the connection with other living things. At the same time, global warming and other environmental ills are destroying the Earth. Proving that our detachment from nature can lead to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.