Outside for a Better Inside event

Alma Bahman


Lawrence's Prairie Park Nature Center offers winter hikes for children

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2008/oct/29/158111/ [Prairie Park Nature Center][1] is offering an after-school hiking program for children ages 7 to 12. The Winter Hiking Club will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22. The club will take a trip to visit ...

Sleep Under The Stars - Campout In Your Backyard!

Mary  Jones

Hi Everyone! Join the "Great American Backyard Campout" This weekend. June 25th. Campout in your backyard. For ideas of fun things to do go to www.backyardcampout.org. Let us know what you did on your campout. Have Fun!!!

Let's G.O. Fishing Reminder

Mary  Jones

All equipment & Bait will be provided. Saturday, May 7th - Mary's Lake - 8:30 till 12:00 - Prizes, Hot Dogs & Drinks. We will join Lawrence Parks & Recreation and Crown Kid's Fishing Club for their event. You do not need to know how to fish. Should be lots ...

Monarch Watch spring open house set for Saturday

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/sep/11/198393/ You won't want to miss Kansas University Monarch Watch program's annual spring open house and plant sale. **The event will be:** • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday • at Foley Hall on KU’s West Campus. Nearly 4,000 butterfly plants will be on sale, including both annuals and perennials. ...

Let's G. O. Fishing!

Mary  Jones

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/may/2/213180/ **Calling all Families!** Let's G.O. Fishing! Outside for a Better Inside will join Lawrence Parks & Recreation and Crown Kids Fishing Club on Saturday, May 7th at Mary's Lake for their Annual Fishing Event. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided. So will hot dogs, drinks and prizes. We ...

Families encouraged to join popular Wildflower Walk in May

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2000/jun/18/12936/ Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 22. The [Kansas Land Trust][1] will be having its perennially popular Wildflower Walk. It’s free and open to anyone. The walk begins at 1 p.m. just southeast of Lawrence on the Akin Prairie. Kelly Kindscher, a KLT founder and author of Edible Wild ...

Lawrence nonprofit working to get children outside, start nature club

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/apr/17/212243/ On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, 8-year-old Yoav Gillath was outside flying kites with his dad, Omri. Yoav had a little “Lion King” kite while his dad had a bigger kite in the shape of a dragon. They were running around, smiling and enjoying each other’s company. Yoav said ...

CALLING ALL KIDS - Let's G.O. Fly A Kite!

Mary  Jones

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/apr/15/212147/ Hope to see you tomorrow at Holcom Park Soccer Fields between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to see how high your kite flies. It should be lots of fun for the entire family. We will have prizes for children of all ages. Sponsored by Outside for a Better Inside. ...

Let's G.O. Fly A Kite

Mary  Jones

Saturday - April 16th - Holcom Soccer Fields - 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. - Join Outside For a Better Inside for lots of Family Fun Flying Kites. Kites may be made or purchased. There are many web sites to get information on how to make Kites. Bring your kite ...


Mary  Jones

Come out on Saturday, April 16th between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to Holcom Soccer Fields and Fly Kites with us. You can design and make yours or you can purchase one. Children of all ages are welcome to come have fun. Bring the entire family including Grandma and Grandpa. ...


Mary  Jones

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/mar/25/210848/ Mark your calendars for April 16th at 2:00 p.m. Outside for A Better Inside is participating in a national initiative to rally people of all ages to GO OUTSIDE. This is part of The Children & Nature Network's grassroots campaigns to connect children with nature. Outside for a Better ...

Volunteers Needed for Day of Caring

Micki Chestnut

http://wellcommons.com/users/rogerhillvolunteercenter/photos/2011/mar/25/210767/ As part of National Volunteer Week, The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center will once again host a communitywide day of service, Day of Caring, on Saturday, April 16th. Day of Caring is an annual event that brings together hundreds of volunteers to spend time serving on behalf of ...

Thousands of kids injured in sledding accidents — so be safe

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/jan/10/205749/ Weee! Sledding! Before heading outdoors, [Safe Kids Kansas][1] offers these safety reminders: • Wear a helmet to prevent serious head injuries. When sledding, do not go down a hill head-first. Sit up, face forward, use a path that is free of trees, rocks and bare spots and make sure ...

Community invited to participate in riverfront hike Saturday

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2011/jan/05/205412/ The Sierra Club is hosting a riverfront hike at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. To participate meet at the parking lot just past Eighth and Oak streets in North Lawrence. The hike will last for about an hour unless it is bitterly cold. > “Just because it’s January, doesn’t ...

Children's choir, Kelley Hunt to perform 'Let's Go Outside' during Sunday concert

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/may/27/192704/ Lawrence musician Kelley Hunt will join the [Lawrence Children’s Choi][1]r to perform “Let’s Go Outside” during the choir’s annual Winter Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 21. The hourlong concert begins at 4 p.m. at Lawrence High School, 1901 La. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. The song, ...

Halloween Outdoor Fun

Mary  Jones

Be Out There - National Wildlife Federation [NationalWildlifeFederation@nwf.org] is a great web site to get ideas for fun Halloween activities to get children outside. Hope you are enjoying this great weather!

Lawrence pumpkin patch owners carve out family attractions

Brenna Hawley

It’s a giant metal trough filled with thousands of corn kernels. It seems silly, childish, but kids and adults love it alike. They get in, sit down and relax, sinking into the kernels. Where is this new version of the sandbox? At Pendleton’s Country Market, a popular destination for picking ...

Hy-Vee Family Fun Day at Schaake's

Kylene Etzel, RD, LD

Saturday, October 16th • 11 am to 4 pm -------------------------------------- **FREE ADMISSION** **Special Guest KC Wolf - 1 pm to 3 pm** Come out to Schaake's Pumpkin Patch this Saturday and pick out your favorite pumpkin just in time for Halloween! With 35 varieties of pumpkins, ranging from 1/2 lb. ...

Come to our Fall Festival!

Cara Terpening

Fall on the farm is a special time for the Iwig family. When we were kids, we used to take advantage of the cooler weather by building bonfires, roasting hotdogs and making s'mores. Occassionally, we threw in a hayrack ride out in the woods for church barn parties. It was ...

Great Family Fun At The Baker Wetlands

Mary  Jones

Outside for a Better Inside Family Nature Club had a great time at the redevelopment site of the Baker Wetlands yesterday. Stan Roth, retired high school teacher presented a program on "Bats". Everyone was able to see them up close and watch as they were released. We also learned about ...

Outside Fun & BATS

Mary  Jones

Outside for a Better Inside is hosting a Family Nature Club outing Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. We will meet at the Baker Wetlands Redevelopment Site. Stan Roth will present a great program on "Bats" then we will learn about the wetlands and explore them. The weather is going ...

Lawrence school board balks at plans for wellness campus

Mark Fagan

John McGrew’s plans to battle childhood obesity, diabetes and overall youth inactivity by creating a $25 million wellness campus at what one day could become a major highway interchange in southeastern Lawrence will need to find a new home. Members of the Lawrence school board agreed Monday that McGrew’s preferred ...

Fun with Butterflies!!

Michelle Jennings

On Saturday, September 18th from 7:30-11:30 am, the annual Monarch Tagging event is taking place at the Baker Wetlands. Every year thousands of Monarchs stop off at the Wetlands on their way south, and we have a great opportunity to see this spectacular sight and help with tracking their route. ...

Going Online to Get Kids Outside - www.kansaswildlifer.com

Mary  Jones

[link text][1]The Wildlifer Challenge is a new interactive website developed by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation that challenges kids to comlpete outdoor activities. By completing 15 of the 20 outdoor challenges, the participant is recongnized as an official Kansas Wildlifer and awarded great prizes.

Look what LiveWellOmahaKids.org did!

Jane Stevens

These great videos, produced by [SKAR Advertising][1] in Omaha for [LiveWellOmahaKids.org][2] and the [54321Go!][3] project. For elementary school kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L5vZkeVjb4 For teens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV1BXfBM1FU [1]: http://www.skar.com/ [2]: http://www.livewellomahakids.org/index2.html [3]: http://www.54321go.org/index.html

Fall is coming!

Michelle Jennings

Now that school has started, and all the schedules are taking shape, now is the perfect time to make room in that schedule to be outside. Take a walk and look for the first signs of the changing of the seasons. Plan ahead to enjoy the fall leaves and plan ...

Young anglers get hooked at annual fishing derby

Brenna Hawley

Fish weren’t coming to 4-year-old Anna Patz on Saturday during the annual O.K. Kids Day fishing derby. Fishing at Lake Henry just wasn’t as easy as it was last year in Colorado. “My fish won’t come to me,” she said. “I’m not catching anything.” The event was part of a ...

Welcome Parents!!!

Stacey Hatton

I am really excited to start the Healthy Kids! group. Being a stay-at-home pediatric RN and humor writer is challenging, but I have two of the best preschool girls who keep me hopping and laughing all day. I love to meet other parents who are struggling with the same parenting ...

Fishing was great fun Saturday!

Mary  Jones

The Family Nature Club had a great time at Bismark Lake Saturday, fishing with the Crown Kids Fishing Club. Thanks Randy and everyone for letting us join you! http://wellcommons.com/users/MARYJONES/photos/2010/jul/29/195848/ http://wellcommons.com/users/MARYJONES/photos/2010/jul/29/195850/


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