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SCHOOL PROGRAM FINDER:  Free Resource for Teachers LNCIgc’s new School Program Finder is a one-stop shop for anyone looking for school and after-school nature-based or environmental education outreach programs, field trips and camps. The School Program Finder lists dozens of local programs and allows you to search by topic, grade level, cost and more. We encourage you […]

Denny McFadden is a retired teacher whose dream was to introduce urban youth to the great outdoors.   “For many years while teaching in the Cincinnati Public School district, I facilitated annual team building canoe trips for students and fellow teachers.  During those outdoor adventures, I witnessed a number of amazing things happen among our students […]

Great news!!!!  Now you can see all of Greater Cincinnati’s outdoor events and programs on one convenient website.  MeetMeOutdoors.com allows you to search for outdoor fun by activity and date.  The site, sponsored by Green Umbrella, features not only upcoming special events, but also on-going programs in our region.  It also contains a map of […]

Leave No Child Inside – Greater Cincinnati was founded in order to educate the community that time spent in nature is essential to the physical, mental and emotional health of all children.  Because obesity is one of the most pressing issues facing the health community today (26% of children between the ages of 2-5 are […]

Research shows that spending time in nature makes kids happier, healthier and smarter. Reading is probably the single most important skill for achievement in school and success in life.  So, why not combine the two? The Children & Nature Network’s Where Nature Meets Story is a place for parents and educators to find fun, outdoor […]

Spring is here and that means families will be on the look-out for fun things to do in Greater Cincinnati.  For activities at area parks, nature centers and other outdoor venues, including your own home, check out these on-line resources: Green Umbrella:  A calendar of regional programs and events from hiking to green energy symposiums. […]

  Programs that get kids moving safely through neighborhoods are integral to healthy communities and assist in connecting kids to nearby nature.  Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program designed to assess conditions and facilitate in improving them so students are able to safely walk and bike to school.  The program engages community partners in […]

Since the publication of Last Child in the Woods in 2005, countries around the world have acknowledged that children are increasingly disconnected from nature.  In September of this year, more than 10,000 people representing the governments of 150 nations and more than 1,000 non-governmental organizations met in Jeju, South Korea for the World Congress of […]

No Platitudes!

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 September 22-23 Over 120 Free Outdoor Activities Click on logo for details One year after founding  the Children & Nature Network, Richard Louv challenged Grassroots Leaders with this request:  “No platitudes – we need action!”.  We are proud that Leave No Child Inside – Greater Cincinnati responded to that call, as evidenced by the wide […]

Throughout our community, organizations like Leave No Child Inside, Green Umbrella, We Thrive!, Go Vibrant! and Closing the Health Gap are working in a variety of ways to engage Cincinnatians in a healthy and FUN lifestyle.  A growing number of you are responding to the call, literally moving our community toward better health.   Nowhere was […]