Welcome to Funoutside.org
The initiative envisions a future in which the families and communities of the greater
Barrington and Lake Zurich areas support healthy child development through
nature-based activities and play.
The initiative aims to get children outside in nature-based activities and play,
by fostering family and community awareness and support.
On behalf of the members of the Leave No Child Inside Initiative and the
participants of KidFest 2012, a special thank you to Barrington High
School(BHS) and BHS students Peter Chung, Chris Tessarolo, and Daniel
Roth for their generous volunteer efforts to make the following
KidFest - LNCI Video
Music Credit: Whistle if You Need Me by Kelsey James.
HEALTHIER BARRINGTON SURVEY
The Healthier Barrington Coalition, of which Leave No Child Inside is a member, is a community-based group that collaborates to improve the quality of life in the Barrington area. A sub-group of the Coalition has been convening the past several months to determine what specific needs exist for persons 50 years and older. If you are in that age category and live in the 60010 zip code we would appreciate your taking a few minutes to go to the following web link and take part in our survey. By doing so, you will help us determine ways to better meet identified needs. The survey is completely confidential, easy to follow and should only take approximately ten minutes to complete. Thank you for your time.
Healthier Barrington (of which LNCI is a member) helped develop 211, an information service provided by PATH, funded by United Way, and partnered with Good Shepherd Hospital. It will serve the 60010 zip code and the Barrington 220 School District and is geared to alleviate the saturation of 911 calls that are non-emergency related. 211, a 24/7 service, will receive the call, PATH will screen the call for the correct entity to service. The next scheduled “soft launch” is set for 3/1/13. For additional information visit: http://www.barrington211.com/AboutTheProject.aspx.
SPECIAL THANK YOU!
Leave No Child Inside is Awarded Grants
LNCI of the Greater Barrington and Lake Zurich Area received a generous grant from the
North Shore Unitarian Church located in Deerfield Illinois and the
Barrington Area Community Foundation to continue our efforts to reacquaint children with nature.
Visit http://barringtonareacommunityfoundation.org/ for additional details.
Rain date: May 4
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Citizens Park, Barrington
Barrington Breakfast Rotary ~ Barrington Park District ~ Leave No Child Inside
Meet our new Associate Karen Warner
Karen Warner brings her extensive marketing and public relations expertise to enhance LNCI’s outreach initiatives. She will serve as an important resource for LNCI partners, fostering and strengthening community ties to the program. Previously a business writer at the Daily Herald, an account executive at Feinstein Kean Healthcare, one of the top healthcare agencies in the country, and currently as a freelance copywriter with multiple clients, Karen has experience in all forms of media.
Through her community volunteer work, as a teacher of a science enrichment class for preschoolers and kindergartners, and as a mother of two, Karen has enjoyed first hand many of the wonderful outdoor opportunities that the greater Barrington and Lake Zurich areas offer. She looks forward to encouraging area children in developing their sense of adventure, fun and appreciation of nature.
SAVE THE DATES
Chipmunk Woods Family Habitat Work Days Adults and kids ages 7 and older
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Third Fridays 8:30 p.m. - open
Winter skies, when clear, are fabulous for star gazing! Lake County Astronomical Society brings out their telescopes on the third Friday of (each month except December). A business meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. followed by an indoor presentation at 8:30 p.m. Then, if skies are clear, head to the parking lot for viewing about 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to peer through members' scopes. The public is always welcome - no registration required. Visit www.LCAS-Astronomy.org for program details.
The Lake County Astronomical Society is a group of people of all ages who are interested in the science of astronomy.
Astronomy Under The City Lights (AUTCL) or Lake County Astronomical Society Hits the Road