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Study Finds Children’s Inactivity Has High Costs

by Editors | AdVantage News |May 19, 2017

A new study published in the journal "Health Affairs" finds that the current lack of activity among US children ages 8–11 years (just over 30 percent get 25 minutes of high-calorie-burning physical activity three times a week), could result in $1.1 trillion of direct medical costs over the course of their lifetimes. [+] read more

Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Outdoor Preschool Pilot Bill

by Editors | The Islands Sounder |May 19, 2017

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently signed Senator Kevin Ranker’s outdoor preschool bill, which creates the opportunity to license full-time outdoor preschools. The pilot puts in-demand nature education programs in Washington on track to offer full-day programs, expanding access to families who might not be able to afford outdoor preschool. [+] read more

The Push for Outdoor Play in Ireland

by Arlene Harris | Irish Times |May 19, 2017

To address recent findings related to excessive screen time and increasing obesity among Irish children, more people in the country are taking steps to ensure children benefit from the great outdoors. Along with a growing outdoor school movement, the country will host several national conferences focused on the benefits of the outdoor for children in the upcoming months including the conference for the recently-formed Irish Forest School Association. [+] read more

Tough Time for Environmental Graduates in Iran

by Editors | Financial Tribune |May 19, 2017

In Iran, half of environmental studies university graduates are having trouble securing jobs, according to official figures from the Department of Environment (DoE). Out of a total of 10,577 graduates last year, 5,191 are still looking for work. Experts in this field suggest that opening more nature schools across the country to employ the graduates is an excellent way to address the problem. [+] read more

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