Western NC Youth Congress: I got the info you mailed. Interesting.... some questions:Where does the money come from? If the attendees are charged individually, how do they afford it? School districts pay?How will prospective attendees be recruited?Will presenters/facilitators donate their time? Will their expenses be covered?Have you contacted any state agencies or organizations about this? Which ones? What's the response been like?See More
"Quite true. The short article doesn't cover the details of the research/studies. It makes me ask the question: If a lack of outdoor physical activity isn't one of the major causes of the increase in obesity and diabetes in children, then…"
"Very interesting. These studies, with evidence that undermines some of our enthusiasm to combat NDD, is perhaps MORE important to analyze and discuss than the growing number of studies that support our premises. Thank you for sharing Brian.
"Western NC Youth Congress: I got the info you mailed. Interesting.... some questions:
Where does the money come from? If the attendees are charged individually, how do they afford it? School districts pay?
How will prospective attendees be…"
The AMC is the oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization in the U.S. We are committed to reducing the barriers to active outdoor participation by youth and expanding the opportunities for environmental education.See More
Yes, I'd be interested in working with you on this project. I'm also connected with a local non-profit environmental organization, the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance, that has been attempting to address NDD and would likely…"
Thank you for starting this group. Unfortunately, there seems to only be two of us that are members of this group who are in Western North Carolina. I'm certain this is a symptom of the realities of our region: WNC is sparsely populated…"
Join a national effort to connect all children - independent of race, age, econ-socio background, religion, and political affiliation - to the natural world and help make our WNC children more healthy, happy, and smart!
2000 B.S. in Watershed Management from Penn State
2000-2001 New Mexico P.I.R.G. Water Associate
2001-2004 County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Project Manager then Government Relations Specialist
2004-2008 Nature's Classroom Institute of Wisconsin Teacher then Environmental Education Director
2008-current The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center Youth and Environmental Programs Manager