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Let's Move Museums & Gardens Resources

Webinars

USDA's Summer Food Service Program:


Archived Webinar: How Museums and Gardens Can Use the USDA’s MyPlate in Programming and Food Service
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Archived Webinar: Learn How Museums and Gardens Can Collaborate with Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties 
(Note: Recording starts at minute 1:35)
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Archived Webinar: What Works! in Museums and Gardens (PDF, 1.6MB)

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How To Smile Activity Search Engine

Use this activity search engine, created by howtosmile.org, to find Let’s Move! activities from science museums and similar organizations.

Links

The Let’s Move! website: www.letsmove.gov

Association of Children’s Museums Good to Grow Web site: www.GoodtoGrow.org.

NASA’s Fit Explorer Challenge: www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/fitexplorer/train

Additional initiative content on the IMLS website:
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Blog Post: Let's Move! Gardens are Buzzing with Pollinators

July 9, 2015 12:57 PM
Many Let’s Move! Gardens are participating in the Million Pollinator Challenge to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Get Dirty and Let’s Move!

July 7, 2015 08:25 AM
Summer camp participants at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, are encouraged to get their hands dirty in the onsite gardens. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Let’s Move! Museums Make a Difference in Their Communities

May 29, 2015 02:57 PM
Last week, the First Lady presented the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten libraries and museums for their outstanding service to their communities. Two of the winning museums, Amazement Square and the Louisiana Children’s Museum, are participating in Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens. Read More

 
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January 2012: Boston Children’s Museum Finds Community is Great Teacher


When the Boston Children’s Museum’s KidPower—a new health exhibit—became the anchor exhibit of its new wing, the Museum’s new health focus was literally front and center. They joined the ranks of children’s museums that are becoming a national force in combating childhood obesity and at the same time found they could learn valuable lessons from their local community. Read More

 
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21st Century Skills Profile: Good to Grow Initiative


Good to Grow logo Begun in 2006, Good to Grow! is the Association of Children’s Museums’ nationwide health initiative. A key feature of Good to Grow! is the “Growing Healthy Museums” project. It benefits more than 300 children’s museums that in turn have the potential to engage millions of children and families in making healthy choices. Read More

 
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Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens Fifth Anniversary Toolkit


This toolkit includes programming examples, graphic elements to brand your event, a template press release, and sample social media messages to help Let's Move! Museums & Gardens participants spread the word. Read More

 
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What Works! Manual


The What Works! Manual is a new resource that helps museums and gardens address the initiative’s key priorities and provides tips and ideas for communicating positive messages about healthy and active lifestyles. Read More

 
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Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens Toolkit for Participating Institutions


The toolkit provides communications resources and programming ideas to help participants in the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens initiative get started. Read More

 
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Talking Points: From Third Place to Makerspace: Public Libraries and Teens


A snapshot of how public libraries reach out to teens with programs and services. Read More

 
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Let's Move! Museums and Gardens Announcement Video

September 13, 2011 12:00 AM
Let’s Move! is a national initiative to get kids moving and eating healthy food. It aims to support healthy children and families. Through Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens, museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers can join the call to action. Read More