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SLO Botanical Garden Joins Let’s Move Museums and Gardens

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The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that we have joined the nationwide e= This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it &;r=401458">Let’s Move! Gardens and Museums initiative, and shortly after received national attention when our Family Cooking Class was featured as a Success Story.

 SLO Botanical Garden Joins
Let’s Move Museums and Gardens

San Luis Obispo, CA—San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is pleased to join Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens, an initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Launched by the First Lady on May 23 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Museums, this initiative is designed to educate children and their families about healthy food choices and promote physical activity.

Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens is part of the First Lady’s comprehensive Let’s Move initiative “dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. It’s about putting children on a path to a healthy future.” Empowering parents and creating a healthy start for kids; improving access to healthy, affordable foods; and increasing physical activity are just a few of the pillars included in this effort.

The mission of Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens resonates with a number of San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden programs. Garden Fresh Family Cooking classes engage families in the entire process of creating a healthy, home grown meal. By collaborating with Cal Poly’s STRIDE Health Ambassadors and local farmers we are able to inspire and empower kids to make healthy food choices.  Saturday programs at the Garden educate community members on the importance of gardens and gardening, while youth program contain a range of active lessons. Kids learn while being active as they participate in nature hikes and gardening lessons. Programs are constantly being developed to support Let’s Move! Museum and Gardens at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden.

“Museums and gardens are well positioned to make a difference. Many of them have core missions that focus on creating healthy environments for children and their families,” say Susan Hildreth, director of IMLS. “They are trusted institutes with deep community connections, knowledgeable staff and the ability to provide immersive interactive experiences that can help children, parents and caregivers to make healthy changes in their lives.” In November, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden received national attention when its Garden Fresh Family Cooking Class was featured as a Success Story in the Let’s Move Gardens and Museums electronic newsletter, which can be read at e= This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it &;r=401458">http://www.idevmail.net/message.aspx?d=73&;m=1109&e= This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it &;r=401458

Walk, hike, and take advantage of the many classes, workshops and outdoor spaces that encouraging physical activities for families and individuals.  Call (805) 541-1400 for more information, or visit www.slobg.org. There’s always something new at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden!

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About San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

 

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. It is spread out on 150 acres in El Chorro Regional Park off Highway One between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. When the master plan is complete, the Garden will be the only garden of its kind in the United States exclusively devoted to the ecosystems and plants of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden fosters an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and encourages a sense of stewardship for the natural environment. To learn more log on to slobg.org, or visit the SLO Botanical Garden Facebook page.

Lindsey Collinsworth

Education Coordinator
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Last Updated ( Friday, 30 November 2012 00:57 )  

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