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NH Children in Nature Coalition Conference "Building Nature Based Communities"
Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
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For directions visit: http://www.campyavneh.org
NH Children in Nature Coalition Conference
"Building Nature Based Communities"
October 1, 2009, 8:30-3:00
at Camp Yavneh in Northwood, NH
Providing community leaders and community organizations, including: parents, teachers, early childhood educators, youth group leaders, non-profit organizations, etc., with the resources, tools and support to make local change to reconnect children, youth and families with nature.
Keynote Speakers: Ashley and Chip Donahue, creators of the Family Nature Clubs (www.kidsadventuring.org)
Workshops, networking, community planning sessions, and lunch, all on a 75 acre woodland on Lucas Pond.
Registration fee $10 per person (includes lunch). Pay online or mail in payment by check.
If paying by check, complete the online registration process and select "show" other payment options listed beneath the paypal link in the payment section of the registration page. Please make your check out to New Hampshire Environmental Educators and send your payment to:
NH Children in Nature Coalition
c/o: Margret and H.A. Rey Center
PO Box 286
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
For more information, check for updates at www.NHChildrenInNature.org.
Funded by generous contributions from:
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Growing Up Healthy - The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
Title: NH Children in Nature Coalition Conference: Building Nature Based Communities
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Camp Yavneh, Northwood, NH
Schedule (subject to change):
8:30 a.m. - Check-in (Coffee and Refreshments Provided)
9:00-9:15 a.m. - Greeting
9:15-10:15 a.m. - Keynote Address by Ashley and Chip Donahue
10:15-10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30-11:20 a.m. - Session One - Select From Six Concurrent Workshops
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Session Two - Select From Six Concurrent Workshops
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lunch (Provided)
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Facilitated Discussion Groups organized by Geographic Region
2:30-2:50 p.m. - Group Discussion
2:50-3:00 - Wrap-up (Cookies and Coffee/Tea Service)
Concurrent Workshops (for workshop descriptions visit: nhchildreninnature.org):
Urban Gardens and the Jr. Master Gardner Program by Julia Steed Mawson
Connecting Children, Nature & Communities through QUESTING by Steven Glazer
Making Our Towns and Cities More Livable and Walkable for Our Children by Terry Johnson
New Hampshire Natural
Leaders-Getting Teenagers Involved by Judy Silverberg, Lillian Zimmerman and Tim Zimmerman
Growing up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children by Mary Goodyear
Staying Safe and Found by Pam Hess
Hiking as a Family by Pam Hess
Creating Natural Playgrounds: A Hands on Workshop by Ron King
Creating a Nature Club for Families by Ashley and Chip Donahue
School Gardens: Growing Understanding of Our Food by Ruth Smith
Trust in our Children: School and Land Trust Partnerships by Tom Bradbury
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NH Children in Nature Coalition
The NH Children in Nature Coalition was formed in response to recent research that shows kids are spending less time outside than ever before and that this “nature deficit” is having significant negative impacts on physical and mental development. The coalition strives to get children and families back outdoors to explore the natural world by providing information, ideas and support. For more information visit our website at http://www.nhchildreninnature.org/.