Author Topic: Forest Service, Children and Wilderness?  (Read 731 times)

Offline Todd Ockert

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Forest Service, Children and Wilderness?
« on: June 05, 2007, 08:38:33 am »
Found this on the main Forest Service web page.  Could be interesting as to what they are going to try and teach the kids. 
I will research this a little more, to see what they are planning here.  Are they going to teach responsible use, or no use at all?


Here is the direct link to the article:

Forest Service and Partners commit $1.5 million to close the gap between Children and Nature…

On May 22, 2007 , in Washington , D.C. , a special event featuring Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, and Forest Service Deputy Chief Ann Bartuska announced the 24 recipients of the More Kids in the Woods challenge cost-share funds. The event was co-hosted by the American Recreation Coalition, National Forest Foundation and Reserve America.

By awarding funds totaling more than $500,000 for 24 projects around the country, the Forest Service is taking steps, long with its partners, to help remedy the disconnect between nature and children as reported in Louv’s book. Partners will provide matching or exceeding funds, resulting in a total of $1.5 million flowing into the "More Kids in the Woods" effort.

The awarded projects emphasize hands-on learning and recreational opportunities for children. Such experiences are essential to the mental and physical well being of children, and help grow a future generation of conservation leaders.
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Offline Keith Holman

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Re: Forest Service, Children and Wilderness?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 09:46:47 am »
Reserve America, one of the co-hosts, is the contracted service for processing campground reservations. One would think that it would be in their best interest to increase usage as their funding comes from the per transaction fee they collect on each reservation.
What are you supposed to do when you see an "endangered" animal eating an "endangered" plant?
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