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Every Child Outdoors - Tennessee

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Events Every Child Outdoors – Tennessee (ECO-TN) is a coalition of more than 100 supporting organizations including local, state and national organizations and agencies, governments, non-profits and businesses representing health, natural resource, education, hunting and fishing, recreation and youth stakeholders.

With recent concerns about youth detachment from the outdoors, lack of physical exercise and increased health risks, ECO-TN has adopted The Tennessee Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights (TCOBOR). TCOBOR is a list of experiences from which every child in Tennessee would benefit. Studies document that children who engage in these activities are healthier, perform better in school, have better social skills and self-image, and lead more fulfilled lives.

The Tennessee Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights state that every child, before entering high school, should have the opportunity to: Walk in the woods; Play outside; Explore nature; Watch wildlife; Grow a garden; Splash in the water; Camp under the stars; Learn to swim; Climb a tree; Go fishing; Fly a kite; Visit a farm.

We encourage you to sign up for our list serve to earn about upcoming events, announcements and and to work with us to insure that all children are given the benefit of important outdoor experiences.

To sign up for our list-serve please email Kate Friedman.

2013/14 ECO-TN Co-Chairs:

Kate Friedman, Tennessee Wildlife Federation
(901) 826-4615,

Nancy Dorman, Tennessee State Parks
(615) 202-5891

News & Information
Next Meeting of the Every Child Outdoor Tennessee Coalition

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Organization at a Glance
Hours of Operation We host a monthly conference call at 3:30 (Central) on the 4th Monday of the month.

We also host quarterly face-to-face meetings in a different region of the state. Let us know if you would like to host!
AddressNashville, TN United States 37243

MissionShow Details
To promote and support opportunities that encourage children to engage with and experience the outdoors.
Cost of Programs/AdmissionShow Details
ECO TN Steering Committee Member Organizations Center for Environmental Education at MTSU; Chattanooga Nature Center; Cumberland River Compact; Discovery Center at Murphree Spring; Friends of the Cumberland Trail; Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont; Memphis Botanic Garden; National Wildlife Federation; TN Department of Education; TN Department of Environment and Conservation; TN Department of Health; TN Environmental Education Association; TN Obesity Task Force; TN State Parks; TN Wildlife Federation; TN Wildlife Resources Agency; UT Knoxville Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries; UT Martin Dept. of Biology; Warner Park Nature Center;
Eco Region(s)Show Details
Blue Ridge (Ecoregion 66), Central Appalachians (Ecoregion 69), Interior Plateau (Ecoregion 71), Mississippi Alluvial Plain (Ecoregion 73), Mississippi Valley Loess Plains (Ecoregion 74), Ridge and Valley (Ecoregion 67), Southeastern Plains (Ecoregion 65)

Posted 10/4/2011 9:30 AM
Updated   9/8/2014

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