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The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded the National Wildlife Federation and partners funds to support Early Childhood Health Outdoors, an initiative to bring naturalized outdoor spaces to early childhood education centers across Colorado. Read more

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Maine Audubon hosted a meeting of early childhood and environmental education professionals to promote networking in support of early childhood environmental education across the state. Read more

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The Texas Workforce Commission has just approved precedent-setting regulations that provide financial incentives for childcare centers with natural outdoor play and learning settings. Read more

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This major new commitment to get kids outdoors will offer fourth graders and their families opportunities to enjoy our public lands free of charge. Read more

US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Today, Senators Jack Reed (RI-D) and Mark Kirk (IL-R) and Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD-R) and Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-R) introduced legislation aimed at improving environmental education in our nation’s public schools. The No Child Left Inside Act would provide grants to school districts, support teacher training and promote the integration of outdoor learning into the school curriculum. Read more

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Natural Start and the National Wildlife Federation are working together to advance policies that support early childhood environmental education, and you can become involved. Read more

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New tools are available from the Outdoors Alliance for Kids to help you work with your political leaders to get children back outdoors. Read more

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Lend your voice to support legislation that would ensure that children have opportunities to improve their health and learn about the environment by spending time outdoors. Read more

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Today, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, legislation that would support state, local and federal strategies to reconnect Americans with nature, improve children’s health, and support future economic growth and conservation efforts. Read more

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