July 23, 2013
No Child Left Inside Act | NASA Space Science Training | Snake Bite Safety Poster


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No Child Left Inside Act — Reintroduced in Congress
 
Scholastic Summer Challenge The ACA-supported bipartisan No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI) was reintroduced in Congress last week. It amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to require states to develop environmental literacy plans that include environmental education standards and teacher training. Camps can play an important role in this effort to increase our children's environmental literacy.
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NASA Space Science Training on Sept. 5-6
 
NASA ACA camp professionals have an opportunity to participate in a free Space Science Training on Sept. 5–6 in conjunction with the LADEE Mission Launch at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops, Virginia. Limited travel stipends available; apply by August 2.
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Snake Bite Safety Poster — Free Resource for Camps
 
American Association of Poison Control Centers The American Association of Poison Control Centers produced a poster on snake bite safety and is offering it to ACA members free of charge. The poster features information about what to do, and not do, in the event of a snake bite as well as information on how to identify venomous snakes.
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