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1: No Child Left Inside Presentation for CI 405

2: Let's do a quick test.

3: How many of these corporate logos can you identify? | Can you identify more than 10?

4: How many of these images can you identify?

6: Most children can identify "more than 100 corporate logos, but fewer than 10 plants or animals native to their backyard" (No Child Left Inside Coalition).

7: | So why is this information important? Let's watch a video to understand why.

8: What is No Child Left Inside? | The book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, published in 2005 introduced the idea that American children are getting less exposure to nature and how this lack of nature is harmful to both children and our society.

9: After the book was published, organizations like Children & Nature Network (C&NN) formed. Their goal was to bring children outside for at least one hour a day. The National Wildlife Federation even sponsors an educational program called "Green Hour" where children are encouraged to have free and educational play time outside instead of time spent watching television or on the computer.

10: Physical Reasons for No Child Left Inside | *According to a University of Michigan study done in 2004, "Children and teens are spending almost two hours less a week on average on sports and outdoor activities, while they are spending more time on sedentary activities including television, home computers, reading and just doing nothing" (Juster, Ono, and Stafford). Louv points out that "In a typical week, only 6 percent of children ages nine to thirteen play outside on their own" (5).

11: *"Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5.0% to 18.1%" (CDC 2008). *In addition, "children in outdoor-education settings show increases in self-esteem, problem solving, and motivation to learn" (Louv 6). *"Studies at the University of Illinois show that time in natural settings significantly reduces symptoms of attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder in children as young as age five. The research also shows the experience helps reduce negative stress and protects psychological well being, especially in children undergoing the most stressful life events" (Louv 6). *

12: Other Reasons for Going Outside | Students will have a greater appreciation for nature and will want to preserve it. Lessons taught about nature and ecology will have real visuals for students to learn from. They will have a better understanding with being able to use their senses of sight, touch, and hearing to learn (Louv 5).

14: Resources: Juster, F. Thomas, Hiromi Ono, and Frank P. Stafford. "Changing times of American Youth: 1981-2003." University of Michigan News Service. Nov. 2004. Web. Mar. 2010. . Louv, Richard. "Leave No Child Inside." Editorial. Orion Magazine Mar.-Apr. 2007: 1-11. Web. .

15: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health. "Childhood Obesity - DASH/HealthyYouth." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Oct. 2008. Web. .

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