TOPIC: No Child Left Inside Act
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Date: Sat, Oct 18 2008 10:12 am
From: "Edward Frank"
We are a non-profit organization aren't we? Anyone interested in
pursuing this if the act passes the Senate? One book to read on the
subject is Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from
Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv (Author)
House Passes 'No Child Left Inside' Act
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly showed its support
for enhancing environmental education programs across the country by
passing the 'No Child Left Inside" Act (HR 3036).
The Act establishes a competitive grant program at the U.S.
Department of Education that awards funding to nonprofit
organizations, state and local educational agencies, and
institutions of higher education for environmental education
programs and outreach.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) applauded the House for passing this
bi-partisan bill that is an important step in reconnecting kids with
nature. This bill is one example of the increasing momentum to
reconnect kids with nature.
TPL's Parks for People initiative is supporting the effort by
working to build close-to-home parks and playgrounds, especially in
cities, so that every child has a place to play.