Blog Entries - 2016

Stephen Hawking: Public Service Announcement on Obesity

December 22, 2016

Renowned English Cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently produced a public service announcement on obesity, an concern that Hawking considers to be one of the most serious and dangerous current public health issues. The

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Adolescent Development Enhanced by Outdoor Learning

November 4, 2016

As children continue to spend large amounts of time indoors behind screens for both their educational and recreational time, the effects of this lifestyle is becoming increasingly clear. Research conducted by Plymouth

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Michael “Spike” Lobdell
Michael “Spike” Lobdell

2016 Crawford Prize Recipient: Michael “Spike” Lobdell

October 30, 2016

The National Recreation Foundation is proud to present this year’s Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize to Michael “Spike” Lobdell for his years of service with the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS).

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SOS Outreach

March 9, 2016

One of the purposes of this blog is to share lessons learned through the success stories of organizations within the NRF community. This post contains a paraphrased transcript of an interview that I was fortunate enough

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Decline of Youth Participation: Outdoor Recreation

February 10, 2016

The National Recreation Foundation is “dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. We do this by investing in recreation programs directed at those who

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Physical Inactivity: A National Trend

January 25, 2016

Society as a whole seems to understand that physical activity generally results in improved health. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest people who are physically active tend to

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