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  • ​Kids & Learning Outdoors : NCWF
    profoundly impacts the wellness of our nation s kids Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the last 20 years The United States has become the largest consumer of ADHD medications in the world and pediatric prescriptions for antidepressants have risen sharply What recent studies say about kids who experience learning and play outdoors BODY Outdoor play increases fitness levels and builds active healthy bodies 1 in 3 American kids are obese Being outdoors raises levels of vitamin D helping to protect kids from future bone problems heart disease diabetes and other health problems Improves distance vision and lowers the chance of nearsightedness MIND Is effective in reducing ADHD symptoms Significantly increases student performance on tests of critical thinking skills Kids in schools with environmental education programs score higher on standardized tests in math science reading and writing skills SPIRIT Better self esteem more confident more co operative better problem solvers and better team players Nature helps create compassion enhancing social interactions value for community and close relationships Outdoor play protects kids emotional development whereas loss of free time and a hurried lifestyle can contribute to anxiety and depression Kids stress levels fall within minutes of seeing green spaces

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/gou/kids-learning-outdoors (2016-05-01)
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  • GoU Kids help Wildlife : NCWF
    the night sky Plant a tree It is a great thing to do for birds and wildlife for cleaner air and it helps reduce climate change It is fun Just add a bird feeder and bird bath and you have an instant wildlife viewing station Plus you know you have done something good for your future Turn your computer or TV off when not in use Save Energy Recycle Cans bottles paper and more Have something you do not need anymore Before throwing it away see if someone else can use it Donate it to charity or to a thrift store Make a green choice Some detergents have harmful chemicals called phosphates that are dangerous to the environment Help your family members select detergents without phosphates Just check the label Save water Don t let water run when unnecessary Use your own canvas bags when you go shopping Plastic bags go to landfills where it could take over 1000 years for the plastic to break down Plastic bags can end up in oceans rivers and streams that can kill birds turtles and other marine animals Oil is used to make plastic bags and lots of energy is needed Paper bags

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/gou/kids-help-wildlife (2016-05-01)
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  • GoU Volunteers : NCWF
    a GoU Field Trip Leader Assist our Office Staff and more Give us a call or email Mary Bures GoU Manager 704 332 5696 JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address Programs Home GoU Home About Great Outdoors University GoU Leadership Sponsor a Kid GoU Partners Kids Learning Outdoors GoU Kids help Wildlife GoU News Updates GoU Volunteers GoU Day Trips How to Support GoU Contact Us Copyright

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/gou/volunteers (2016-05-01)
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  • ​GoU Day Trips : NCWF
    on the bark branches and leaves to uncover the secrets of the forest Activities include Musical Trees Tree Running Have You Ever Met a Tree Measuring Up Tree Identification and Forest Hike Stream Exploration Put on your waders get your dip nets and be prepared to get wet as you have fun exploring streams and life they support Take a closer look at the various factors that affect water quality and the clues that are indicators of a stream s health Enjoy the many activities including Stream Observation Chemical Indicators Macroinvertebrates Stream Side Hike and Where s the Water Bike Hike Hop on your bike and take an invigorating spin through the trees Feel the breeze as your observe the sights and sounds of nature Trek into the woods and sharpen your focus on a world of nature s wonders such as insects beavers birds butterflies and wild flowers that await you under rocks near your feet in the creek and in the sky Fantastic Fish Is everything that swims in water a fish How do fish taste food without opening their mouths and sleep without closing their eyes Cast into the amazing underwater world and explore some of the life it supports as you embark on a fishing adventure Participate in a variety of activities including What s for Dinner Fish Anatomy and Fishing 101 Habitat Quest Home sweet home discover what living things need to survive and what they look for when selecting a home Uncover some of the similarities and differences between living things as you join us for a fun exploration of habitats that animals call home Don t miss this exciting opportunity to participate in various activities including Who Am I Forest Field or Stream Habitat Hunt and adventurous hikes Wildlife Detectives Join us on

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/gou/day-trips (2016-05-01)
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  • How to Support GoU : NCWF
    secure a place for a kid right away Your gift of 100 funds an entire GoU Day Trip Adventure for a kid waiting to experience the great outdoors Sponsor a Kid Thank you for brightening a kid s life Volunteer Help Connect Kids With Nature Become a Great Outdoors University Mentor Become a Field Trip Leader Assist our Office Staff and more Join as a GoU Corporate Sponsor Corporate Giving Sponsorship Programs Our sponsors help bring life changing experiences to underserved kids 6 18 in the greater Charlotte area With their support kids are given the opportunity to discover the natural world learn new skills build self confidence and mentor with positive role models Sponsorships enable GoU kids to learn the importance of conserving special places while also learning teamwork problem solving hands on science and math all in a fresh and fun way Thanks to our sponsors for helping Great Outdoors University promote physical fitness mental well being and a reverence for the great outdoors Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors Programs Home GoU Home About Great Outdoors University GoU Leadership Sponsor a Kid GoU Partners Kids Learning Outdoors GoU Kids help Wildlife GoU News Updates GoU Volunteers GoU Day

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/gou/how-to-support-gou (2016-05-01)
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  • Contact Great Outdoors University : NCWF
    704 332 5696 JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address www ncwf org GoU Send GoU an email Your Email Subject Message Programs Home GoU Home About Great Outdoors University GoU Leadership Sponsor a Kid GoU Partners Kids Learning Outdoors GoU Kids help Wildlife GoU News Updates GoU Volunteers GoU Day Trips How to Support GoU Contact Us Copyright North Carolina Wildlife Federation 2016 Raleigh Office 1024 Washington

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  • ​2014 Resolutions : NCWF
    water quality address solid waste disposal and to make various changes to Environmental Management Commission Rules under the Jordan Lake Nutrient Strategy and WHEREAS the 2013 NCGA enacted SB 515 codified as Session Law 2013 395 on a split vote of 61 43 in the House and 28 13 in the Senate and signed by the Governor to delay implementation of measures to address water quality issues in Jordan Lake for further evaluation and exploration of measures and technologies to improve water quality in the lake for a period of three 3 years and WHEREAS the NCGA included funding for experimental aeration equipment in the approved budget in the amount of 1 350 000 in 2014 and 300 000 in 2015 from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and an additional 150 000 each year from the Water Quality budget to finance the purchase and implementation of the Jordan Lake Water Quality Improvement Study and WHEREAS these funds are important to other land and water conservation projects and funds for these purposes are scarce and WHEREAS the technology to be applied to Jordan Lake consists of 48 aerators and Jordan Lake consists of 14 000 acres of open water averaging 14 feet deep and WHEREAS this aeration technology has not been proven to be successful in large bodies of water such as Jordan Lake and WHEREAS the existing Rules constituting the Jordan Lake Water Supply Nutrient Strategy have not been given adequate time to show positive results in terms of improving water quality of the lake and further delay of these Rules will exacerbate deteriorating water quality in Jordan Lake and WHEREAS the aeration experiment can be conducted without suspending existing water quality Rules THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation in official session on February 15

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/resolutions/2014-resolutions (2016-05-01)
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  • ​2013 Resolutions : NCWF
    RULE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION TO ALLOW TAKING BLACK BEAR OVER BAIT USING HUNTING WEAPONS SENATE BILL 224 AN ACT TO ALLOW HUNTING ON SUNDAY ON PRIVATE LAND WITH PERMISSION OF THE OWNER 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Copyright North Carolina Wildlife Federation 2016 Raleigh Office 1024 Washington St Raleigh NC 27605 919 833 1923 Charlotte Office 1346 Saint Julien Street

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/resolutions/2013-resolutions (2016-05-01)
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