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Feb 19
Cincinnati Nature Center’s New Nature PlayScape
19 Feb, 2012. 0 Comments. Family Activities, News. Posted By: lncigc
Who said that kids don’t play outside in the winter in Cincinnati? A recent trip to the Cincinnati NatureCenter’s new Nature PlayScape revealed plenty of area children at play in this fabulous new project.  Don’t know what a Nature PlayScape is?  Think about playing WITH nature, not playing IN nature.  Learn more about this exciting project and plan a visit soon!  It’s fun for kids of all ages and an inspiration to anyone thinking of building a natural play area at home, at school, or any place else, for that matter!
Feb 13
Cincinnati in Top 100 Communities for Young People
13 Feb, 2012. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: lncigc
Cincinnati has been identified as one of 2011's Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance.  The award is presented to communities who are successfully working to improve graduation rates.   LNCIgc is actively involved in two of the programs cited in achieving that award:  Cincinnati Public Schools Elementary Initiative, which includes Fifth Quarter for at-risk students, and the Safe Routes to School project.
Jan 21
Get Ready for April’s Let’s G.O. (Get Outside)! Month
21 Jan, 2012. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: lncigc
2011 was the first year of Let’s G.O.!, which is a youth led initiative aimed at getting people all across the country outside to Play, Serve and Celebrate during the month of April.  Plans are underway to make it bigger and better in 2012.  Does your organization have an event or service project planned for April?  Register it on the Children & Nature Network’s website to let people in your community know about it.  The Ohio Leave No Child Inside Collaboratives will be working to promote Let’s G.O.! events throughout Ohio.
Jan 19
2011 Annual Report from Leave No Child Inside – Greater Cincinnati
19 Jan, 2012. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: lncigc
2011 marked the fifth anniversary of Leave No Child Inside – Greater Cincinnati.  We’ve come a long way since 2006!  See our 2011 Annual Report for some of the highlights of last year.  It is thrilling to see all of the good work happening as this message becomes a part of the culture of organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Jul 9
9 Jul, 2011. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: lncigc
Now it its sixth year, the Kid’s Outdoor Adventure Expo was bigger and better than ever this year. In addition to serving as the conclusion to Cincinnati Public Schools’ Fifth Quarter program, the event provided over 4,000 area children with hands-on experiences designed to “spark their interest in the world of nature” and enhance academic performance. Read more and see photos here:
Jun 26
Cincinnati Public Schools Fifth Quarter Program Includes EarthSmart Institute
26 Jun, 2011. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: lncigc
Jim Shelton meets with fifth quarter planner and CPS parents In an innovative program designed to stem the loss of learning that takes place during the summer for many students, Cincinnati Public Schools offered a Fifth Quarter, targeting grades K-7 at thirteen* schools. The voluntary program included enrichment opportunities intended to close the achievement gap between low-income and more economically advantaged students. A recent Johns Hopkins University study found that 65 percent of the achievement gap between poor and more advantaged ninth-graders is due to unequal summer learning experiences during elementary school years. By the fifth grade, low-income children can…
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