Friday, April 9, 2010
No Child Left Inside Upcoming Events
Two Great Opportunities to Get Kids Outside in Honor of Earth Day:
National Coalition Earth Day Tools to Ensure No Child is Left Inside
April 24th Garrett’s Light Earth Day Family Music & Kite Festival Promoting No Child Left Inside
National No Child Left Inside Coalition Call to Action
The National No Child Left Inside Coalition has partnered with Earth Day Network to call on parents, teachers, and schools across the country to take kids outside to learn on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2010. Please help us spread the word, in the hope that every student across the country will have the opportunity to learn outside on Earth Day:
1. Click here to post this video on your web site to promote the call to learn outside on Earth Day! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P46UyKr8Uw)
2. Spread the word: Tell your members, schools, teachers, and parents in your community to remind them to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by taking students outside to learn on April 22, 2010.
3. Register your own Earth Day event! Visit http://earthday.org/ncli to register your Earth Day event as part of the No Child Left Inside/Earth Day Network national campaign to promote environmental and outdoor learning -- an easy way to gain local support and increase awareness of NCLI legislation. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to be registered.
4. Use our easy toolkit! An online toolkit of resources for Earth Day events, including a media advisory, outdoor activities, and other materials can be found online at: www.nclicoalition.org
Garrett’s Light Earth Day Family, Music & Kite Festival Promoting No Child Left Inside
Saturday April 24th, 2010 10:00-5:30
Quiet Waters Park Annapolis, MD 21403
Enjoy a day in nature with family and friends to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and promote No Child Left Inside! This festival is being presented by Garrett’s Light, a non-profit organization founded in honor of the short life of a small boy who loved playing and exploring outside and whose memory is lighting the way for future generations to love, enjoy and preserve our environment. Supported by a partnership between Garrett’s Light, Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation, Friends of Quiet Waters Park and 103.1 FM WRNR, the event will feature many state and local organizations and activities including: live music on two stages; kite flying; hot air balloon rides; the Sierra Club 5K race; interactive nature activities; scales and tales, horseshoe crab and native critter displays; presentations of environmental projects by public and private schools, and more! Garrett’s Light kites (10a-4p), hot air balloon rides (11a-4p) and food and beverages will be available for purchase to continue to raise funds to support environmental education within the park and a new park attraction, the Reading and Butterfly Garden. Admission is free and park entrance fees will be waived. For a full list of activities including an event schedule and times, go to www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org or www.garrettslight.org where you can also pre-order an Arlington Echo Rain Barrel and pick it up that day if you order it by April 10. The rain barrels are being sold at a discount, plus $20 for each barrel will be donated back to Garrett's Light.
We hope to see you all outside to celebrate Earth Day 2010 and to encourage teachers, families and communities to make sure that No Child is Left Inside on Earth Day…or any day.