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2013-06-02 23:04:14

Wolfson Children´s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, is believed to be the first children´s hospital in the country to open a dog visitation program called “Healing Paws” to reunite long-term pediatric patients with their pets. The program is an expansion of the Wolfson Children´s Hospital Auxiliary´s Pet Therapy Program, which brings carefully trained dogs that belong to volunteers to the bedside of patients. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 Wolfson...

2013-05-24 23:27:34

Urban youth restore and convert electric Karmann Ghia through hands-on learning program, MINDDRIVE, and drive to Washington, D.C. using social media activity and engagement to power their trip Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 The students of MINDDRIVE, a nonprofit educational program that aims to teach STEM principles through hands-on learning techniques with projects that inspire our next generation to solve modern issues of our time, are embarking on a road trip in an electric car....

2013-05-06 16:22:33

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2013 Environmental Stewardship and Energy Sustainability Competitive Grant Program. The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation (PNGF) invests in nonprofit organizations that work toward one or more of the following objectives within North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee:...

2013-04-30 08:32:40

Joshua Fink, an outdoors enthusiast, is issuing comment on a new article that details the health problems caused by a lack of time in nature. NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Joshua Fink, who is passionate about the outdoors, is speaking out on new research that shows that failure to spend time in nature can actually cause health problems. A new article from Fox News details a study done by The Nature Conservancy and Women's Health magazine. The findings illustrate...

2013-04-15 23:02:21

The nation's largest celebration of environmental education starts today, with a message by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 National Environmental Education Week starts today — the nation's largest celebration of environmental education — and will spotlight ways by which technology can enhance environmental learning. This year´s theme, Taking Technology Outdoors, is part of EE Week´s multi-year focus on Greening STEM...

2013-03-31 23:03:22

While the Long Term Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center strives on providing the perfect balance of cooking lessons, Kung-Fu, and one-on-one therapy sessions to lead young addicts down the path of recovery, most importantly and essential to their program are their many outdoor adventures. Now, planned and led by Kaylie Corrigan. (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 Kaylie Corrigan has been a guide for the Outdoor Adventure Company for close to a year. Roy Duprez, CEO of Back2Basics states, “She...

2013-03-25 10:34:06

Environmental education programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy, according to research from North Carolina State University. The study, published March 22 in PLOS ONE, showed that time outdoors seemed to impact African-American and Hispanic students more than Caucasian students, improving minority students' ecological knowledge and cognitive skills, two measures of environmental literacy. The statewide study...

2013-02-04 16:24:20

Joint Letter Offers BSA Help to Preserve Longstanding View of Scout Oath DALLAS, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Liberty Institute formed an alliance with leading religious liberty law firms to submit a letter that strongly warns the Boy Scouts of America leadership about "unintended consequences" of adopting the proposed policy changes to include openly gay scouts and leaders at a February meeting. To view the letter online, visit:...

2012-12-06 16:25:32

California school district superintendents, California Department of Education's STEM Office, Cal/EPA and CalRecycle endorse these interactive textbooks SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California next-generation parenting movement ecodads® have created a new form of fun education apps, Interactive Textbooks (iBook), for the Apple® iPad® called "Touchable Books" to target and engage the iGeneration of digital-native students. These iBook modules...

2012-11-27 12:32:45

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California educational non-profit ecodads® today launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding project seeking support for the creation of two technology applications that would make California's landmark Education and the Environment Initiative curriculum available via Apple® iPads®. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/DC19249) The "Environmental Edutainment Apps Project" will develop apps that adapt the State...