The America Great Outdoors Initiative youth listening session in Berkeley was very well attended! In fact, I only stayed for the introductions because the "non-youth" in attendance were asked to make room available for the youth - many were seated on the stairs and in the aisles. I did get to hear a representative from Congresswoman Barbara Lee's (Oakland) office share greetings from the congresswoman. Overall, I was very impressed with the number of youth who turned out to participate, and it was an energetic, diverse and enthusiastic crowd. There was a mention that the session was being filmed for a webcast. I'm not sure where it will be posted, but I will keep my eyes peeled.
Cheers for the welcome message. I'll let C&NN know when Garth and Bev have new children's activites up and also any interesting Nature and Science news we find. Talk to you again soon.
Garth & Bev
Hi Suz, thanks for the welcome. I teach Family & Consumer Science--foods, child development, Housing. I first read "Last Child in the Woods" about 4 years ago. We started a small garden this year and would like to expand in September. I found out I will have a group of 6 autistic students this year. The SpEd director was very excited about the garden. Any tips for special needs kids?
Thank you for the welcome Suz. I read "Last Child in the Woods" a few months ago. Just other day I and was suggesting the topic of children and nature for an educatinal event held by a group I belong to. so I started poking around online. I was delighted to see there is a group that has just recently formed in my area and I have signed up for their communications. I am very much a newbie to this topic but an eager to learn what is happening across the country.
Thank you so much for the compliments. I am working towards a healthier generation of children. My husband sees obese children all day every day at his clinic while I come up with animations about healthy living for the children. Keep an eye out for our new animation, Safari Tartare. It will be up within the next two days.
I am looking forward to communicating with many of your bloggers.
It would be interesting to explore both the historical traditions and future contexts of a flower festival. I would like to develop celebration/affirmation 'festivals' as a way to reconnect people with each other and the environment. Start (September at Clarence House) is a good example of this thinking. www.startuk.org