This is a sampling of articles and news items from around the country. For state specific news and a complete list of national articles, vist the vist the NCLI Wiki page
Bi-Partisan No Child Left Inside Act Introduced
Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced the bi-partisan No Child Left Inside Act of 2011 into the 112th Congress. As in the past, many of their Congressional colleagues joined them in co-sponsoring this historic legislation. We are grateful to them for their vision and leadership in working to make environmental education an integral part of every American child's education.
For more information:
- NCLI Coalition press release (pdf)
- Senator Reed's press release
- The No Child Left Inside Act of 2011: Senate Bill (pdf) | House Bill (pdf)
Obama's "Blueprint for Reform" Includes Environmental Education
An article in USA Today says that "President Barack Obama promised to rewrite the nation's sweeping and controversial education law known as No Child Left Behind with a plan to prepare students for life after high school and to place better teachers at the blackboards." The No Child Left Inside Coalition is happy that this new blueprint includes environmental education. The entire blueprint is available online (pdf) and President Obama's national address is available online.
The No Child Left Inside© Coalition also cheers President Obama's budget, noting that environmental literacy has been included in the U.S. Department of Education budget for the very first time. Click here to read the full press release.
7.21.2011 - At Long Last! No Child Left Inside Bill
7.15.2011 - The Hill, Senators Propose Federal Grants for EE
3.29.2011 - North TX NCLI event in April
3.14.2011 - NY Times on Obama's Urge to Overhaul Education
2.7.2011 - AGO Report (pdf)
1.25.2011 - No Child Left Inside Act Promises Greener Future
1.19.2011 - Sarbanes article for Harvard
12.06.2010 - Texas Makes Getting Kids Outside a Priority
06.24.2010 - Sentinel: Girl Scout supports NCLI
06.07.2010 - NCLI on Montana License Plates
06.01.2010 - June is "No Child Left Inside" month in Illinois
05.15.2010 - Field and Stream
05.12.2010 - "Want Healthy Kids? Unplug them..."
04.12.2010 - USA Today mentions NCLI Earth Day
04.05.2010 - "Knee-high Naturalists"
03.28.2010 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentions NCLI
03.23.2010 - Miller-McCune on the No Child Left Inside Act
03.23.2010 - Field & Stream article about NCLI
03.19.2010 - San Francisco Chronicle on NCLI
03.12.2010 - Dayton NCLI Group
03.03.2010 - Environmental Education Push Gains Traction
02.02.2010 - Obama to revamp NCLB
01.21.2010 - Albuquerque, NM passes NCLI Resolution
01.18.2010 - Scholastic Magazine mentions NCLI
01.18.2010 - NCLI mentioned in LA news "Green Living"
01.10.2010 - NY Times "Teaching Green..."
12.31.2009 - NCLI is a "Worldly Significant Story" of 2009
10.30.2009 - Congress Increases National Park Service Budget for 2010
10.13.2009 - NCLI Day for Earth Science Week
10.06.2009 - The Great Park Pursuit in CT
08.18.2009 - Mother Nature Network story about NCLI
08.18.2009 - Plugged into Nature, Wired to World
08.10.2009 - Senator Reed's Support Letter in NYT
08.03.2009 - Lack of Vitamin D in children "Shocking"
08.01.2009 - The New York Times - How To Lick A Slug
07.24.2009 - The Emporia Gazette - Educating the Green Generation
07.24.2009 - Educating the Green Generation
03.18.2009 - Congress Aims to Combat 'Nature-Deficit Disorder'
11.13.2008 - Baltimore Sun OpEd by Barbara Hall
09.30.2008 - Education Week OpEd by Karen Harris
09.19.2008 - House of Representatives Approves No Child Left Inside Act of 2008
08.11.2008 - Improved Health from the Natural Environment, Where's the Evidence (pdf)
08.09.2008 - Associated Press article about NCLI
07.01.2008 - NWF EnviroACTION
06.26.2008 - US Bill Proposes Funding for Outdoor Education
05.19.2008 - Schools Can't Spare Time or Dimes for Field Trips
04.23.2008 - O'Malley, Sarbanes Take Steps to Raise New 'Green' Generation
04.23.2008 - Law Proposes No Child Left Inside: WAMU radio broadcast
03.17.2008 - Inside the Capitol, The Great Outdoors
03.07.2008 - NACO Resolution
03.03.2008 - Richard Louv, author of the book Last Child in the Woods - Battling Nature Deficit Disorder: Interview with R. Louv
02.06.2008 - NPR: Americans Spending Less Time in Nature
02.05.2008 - MSNBC Video: Housebound
01.02.2008 - Schools Fail for Not Teaching Environmental Lessons
01.01.2008 - Classrooms Are Going Green - Scholastic News
12.31.2007 - Instructor Magazine: Go Team Green!
12.31.2007 - Nature Nutures Learning
11.24.2007 - Adults Seek to Restore Bond Between Kids and Nature
11.21.2007 - How Well Do You Know the Place Where You Live?
11.10.2007 - Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor: by Joan Johnson
11.05.2007 - Detroit Free Press: Teach Kids About the Great Outdoors
10.29.2007- Radio Show: 'New Education Bill Aims for No Child Left InsideSM'
10.24.2007 - Environmental and Education Leaders Call on Congress to Pass the No Child Left Inside Act to Improve EE
10.22.2007 - Leave No Child Inside
10.20.2007 - Taking Classrooms Outside
10.14.2007 - Why are people losing interest in Acadia and other parks?
10.13.2007 - Malone Telegram, Letter to the Editor
10.11.2007 - Students Trade Blackboards for Greener Pastures
10.04.2007 - Environmental Education Gets Support in Congress
09.23.2007 - Current Generation
09.13.2007 - Leaving No Child, or Adult, Inside
08.24.2007 - Back to School, Back to the Great Outdoors
08.09.2007 - Resisting Nature-Deficit Disorder
08.02.2007 - Beebe: Arkansas Should Be Leader in EE
07.22.2007 - Getting an Education as Big as All Outdoors
07.19.2007 - Giving Children an Outdoor Education
07.17.2007 - Education Week - NCLB: Act II
06.19.2007 - Getting Lost in the Great Indoors
06.16.2007 - Add Environmental Education
05.27.2007 - State Program Gets Kids Moo-ving
05.26.2007 - An Unplugged Experience at Botanical Garden
05.21.2007 - Joint Resources Panel Asks, 'Where Are the Kids?'
05.17.2007 - Are Kids Suffering from 'Nature Deficit Disorder'?
05.24.2007 - Reconnecting Kids and the Outdoors
05.22.2007 - Forest Service Aims to Close Nature-Deficit Gap by Getting Kids out into the Woods
04.30.2007 - Environmental Science Marginalized by Federal Act, Teachers say
04.26.2007 - Outdoors: the New Place to Learn
04.16.2007 - Leadership and the Environment
04.11.2007 - Wharton: We're Losing Touch with Nature
04.02.2007 - Gov. Granholm Proclaims April 20 As No Child Left InsideSM Day
03.28.2007 - An Environmental Mission: Club at Oakland Mills High Seeks to Raise Community Awareness
02.18.2007 - Microscopes vs. Video Games
02.10.2007 - No Child Left InsideSM; Environmental Awareness
01.14.2007 - Battling a Nature Deficit
04-12-2006 - The Changing Culture of Childhood11.22.2006 - Nature Program's Goal: No Child Left Inside
11.21.206 - Groups Aim to "Plant Seeds" with Kids
11.05.2006 - Nurture of Nature; Hectic Lives, Technology Deprive Kids of Outdoor Wonders
06.29.2006 - Environmental Education Lacking in U.S. Finds New Study
06.18.2006 - Green School Program Cultivates Learning
04.28.2005 - Growing Up Denatured