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2009-09-16 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When kids can more readily identify Pokemon(TM) characters than trees, birds, and flowers, and when they spend over one-third of their waking hours in front of a screen, it's time to help them become more involved with the natural world. Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future, by Judy Molland (Free Spirit Publishing), is filled with fun and simple tips for parents, grandparents, teachers, and...

2009-08-17 09:36:00

DENVER, Aug. 17, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association today officially launched an innovative new program that encourages and guides child welfare professionals on how to incorporate therapy animals into sessions with children who have been abused or neglected or who have witnessed violence. When children have suffered trauma, it is often difficult for them to speak of their experiences. Incorporating a therapy animal into the process can help a child open up and...

2009-08-17 10:27:00

Programs Provide Training, Hands-On Activities for Students, Others HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's students, teachers and community groups will be able to take field trips, study alternative energy, restore ponds and wetlands, and use worms to create compost with the help of 60 environmental education grants by the commonwealth to schools, colleges, county conservation districts and local non-profit organizations. Environmental Protection...

2009-08-13 09:49:03

A mismatch between education and youth services is blamed for many British students believing they're being punished by rural conservation assignments. Britain's Economic and Social Research Council, which funded the conservation projects, said it found many young volunteers traveled long distances from cities to short-term projects in rural areas believing they were being punished for being disruptive or naughty at school. They saw the conservation work as having no relevance to their future...

2009-05-05 08:54:00

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grassroots Environmental Education, a New York-based non-profit today announces the launch of a new comprehensive, science-based greenweb, "HowGreenIsMyTown.org. Created by Doug and Patti Wood, the 200-plus page online initiative draws together resources from government agencies and non-profits across America to address the issues of climate change, sustainability and environmental health in one user-friendly site. It's designed to give...

2009-04-13 13:02:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PE4life, the nation's leading advocate for quality health and wellness based physical education programs has partnered with two innovative programs -- Action Based Learning (ABL) and Project Adventure (PA) -- to improve the health and fitness of children across the country. PE4life and ABL have agreed to educate the other to deliver trainings and share philosophies. As ABL is an innovative program that uses brain research findings to...

2009-03-09 10:55:00

New Survey Shows Interpersonal Skills Development Most Significant Benefit from Teen Summer Adventure Programs SARASOTA, Fla., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ActionQuest and Lifeworks, the leading expedition-based teen summer program provider for over 30 years, today released results from their survey detailing the skills teens felt they acquired through participating in summer adventure programs. The results are based on a survey of over 2,000 alumni who have taken ActionQuest expeditions since...

2008-10-14 18:00:13

The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced five grants totaling more than $1 million to support a variety of environmental programs and organizations worldwide. The grants, which include funds for planting trees, conservation, youth education and volunteerism, reflect the establishment of environmental stewardship as a new focus area by the Foundation. The new grant awards include: -- $300,000 to The Nature Conservancy to assist with...

2008-10-04 00:00:23

By Jenny Stocks Teachers must be able to take their pupils on school trips without "fear of litigation", according to the Children's Secretary. On a visit to Westcountry schools yesterday, Ed Balls, Secretary of State at the Department for Children, Schools and Families, spoke of his determination to slash red tape and get children learning outside the classroom - with the help of a pounds4.5 million investment. He spoke of a "compensation culture" and "fear of litigation" surrounding...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF AUGUSTA - Thirty years from now, a new generation of policymakers will be asked to make critical decisions about the fate of the world's remaining wetlands, forests and streams. Many of them will never have seen such features of the natural world and likely will have little regard for their role in maintaining the health of the planet and the human population it sustains, a respected environmentalist said Thursday. Larry Seltzer, president of The...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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