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Love Thy Neighbor Film Debuts, Offering Deeper Connection with Nature

In timing with the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, a new film called Love Thy Nature showed in  over 40 cities across the country this summer, with the goal of better connecting people with nature. Narrated by Liam Neeson and produced by Sylvie Rokab, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy … Read more →

Kids Run the Nation Program Running…Well… Strong

The Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation youth running program is running stronger than ever in helping kids put one foot after the other. The official youth running program of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Kids Run the Nation offers tools and resources for organizing youth running programs in schools, … Read more →

Bags of Fall Fun

Warm days and a yard of fallen leaves might get you outside, but luring little ones to partake in a spot of raking might take some more encouragement. The National Wildlife Federation has taken the stress out of thinking up a crafty diversion through Ranger Rick’s autumn obstacle course. Soon those kiddoes will be ‘bagging’ … Read more →

HOP, SPRING AND A JUMP

5 REASONS TO ENROLL YOUR KIDS IN GYMNASTICS What is it about Old Man Winter that tends to drive our kids indoors and turn them into couch potatoes? Falling temperatures and shorter daylight hours may be the culprit, but some of the best sports don’t require warm outdoor conditions. Gymnastics offers some of the greatest … Read more →

Geocaching: Hide-and-Seek at All Ages By Heather Martyn

A couple of years ago when my brother was living in Brisbane, Australia, he sent me an email with the subject; Geocaching. It was a picture of his 4-year-old daughter opening an ammunition box in the middle of a lush forest. I had no idea what they were doing until he later Skyped me and … Read more →

Outsider’s Ball Benefits Effort to Get Kids Outside

At this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow, the push to get more youth outside benefitted as much as attending retailers and manufacturers. The event kicked off at the Gallivan Center with the first Outsiders Ball, a fund-raiser that raised more than $350,000 for 100 community projects to get youth into the outdoors. “I’m overwhelmed, … Read more →

April Is Military Kids Outdoors Month

Military kids are now getting a helping hand in getting outdoors. The Outdoor Alliance for Kids has just joined Blue Star Families, Sierra Club, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Children & Nature Network to co-host a series of Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors (COMCO) events across the nation throughout the month of April. … Read more →

Wilderness adventurer Alan Kesselheim releases Let Them Paddle book

Yvon Chouinard can have his Let My People Go Surfing book. Thanks to longtime paddler, author and wilderness adventurer Alan Kesselheim, paddlers now have Let Them Paddle, Kesselheim’s latest book on revisiting rivers with his three children that they unknowingly floated a decade and a half earlier as fetuses. RecreatingwithKids.com checks in with the author… … Read more →

Forest Service Announces $1 Million Commitment to Get Kids Outdoors

The USDA Forest Service is doing its darndest to help get kids out trodding on its terrain. In early March, it announced a $1 million commitment to get kids outdoors via an agency conservation education grant that will benefit children’s projects across 18 states. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the effort to get kids connected … Read more →

The North Face Awards Explore Fund Grants to Get Kids Outside

Today’s youth just got a helping hand in getting outside. The North Face recently awarded its second round of 2011 Explore Fund grants, donating more than $125,000 to 51 projects affecting more than 30,000 children across the nation. The North Face introduced the Explore Fund (www.explorefund.org) in 2010 and the program has since provided more … Read more →