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New Orleans Combatting Health Issues with ‘Nature Prescriptions’

New Orleans Workshop - Health
Healthcare providers in New Orleans participated in a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. The National Environmental Education Foundation’s (NEEF) Children and Nature Initiative: Rx for Outdoor Activity aims to prevent serious health conditions like obesity and diabetes related to indoor sedentary lifestyles and connects children and their families to nature to promote good health, enjoyment, and environmental stewardship. NEEF trained New Orleans area physicians and other healthcare providers on the health benefits of prescribing nature and connecting kids with programs at local nature sites, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). This workshop was the second of its kind since 2013 in New Orleans, and built upon the collaborative successes and relationships NEEF and NPS have fostered in the community.

NEEF Awards Hands on the Land Mini-Grants

Today, NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation), in collaboration with Partners in Resource Education, announced the 22 recipients of the Hands on the Land (HOL) mini-grants. The grants, totaling $75,000, support high quality field-based environmental education and STEM programming on federal public lands.