No Child Left Inside Act  

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.