In September 2010, the National Environmental Education Foundation hosted a Children and Nature Initiative Workshop. Healthcare providers were trained to prescribe nature and outdoor activity to their patients, and to train other providers in their communities. So far, over 150 healthcare providers have been trained to prescribe nature and refer families to a park or nature center.
The Outside Las Vegas Foundation and the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, a team of stewardship professionals from the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the USDA Forest Service, have worked to expand the reach of programs targeting low-income and at-risk youth by providing free bus transportation to outdoors events and promoting opportunities for families to spend time in nature.
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