California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights
Healthy Kids Outdoor Challenge - East Bay Regional
EBRPD has developed
a guidebook and teacher's curriculum, based on the COBOR in partnership
with the California Roundtable, Regional Parks Foundation, US Forest
Service, Kaiser Permanente, Alameda County Office of Education,
California Department of Education, Department of Health Care Services,
and Let's Move.
Teachers are very interested in taking their
students outdoors; the booklet and teacher’s guide has been very well
received. However, half the teachers are unsure and uninformed
about how to take their students outdoors, as well as to a park. Third
graders still have a vast imagination regarding what nature, parks,
activity, and open space means although "bugs" is a common
response to the question “What does nature mean”?
Follow up will include reviewing student pre
and post questionnaires to evaluate learning about outdoors, parks, and
healthy activities. EBRPD will utilize this information to develop
future programs. Future & next steps include widespread
distribution of the guidebook to schools and organizations. We are also
considering educator trainings.
Contact: Nancy Kaiser, Interpretive Services Manager at (510)
544-2526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.