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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:
Children holding a butterfly in the United States Botanic Garden
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

 
A young girl shows off dirt on her hands
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

 
A young boy climbing a rock wall.
Blog Post: The Strong Museum Hosts Fit Kids Day

April 23, 2015 01:54 PM
Nearly 5,000 museum guests went to The Strong to participate in physical activities, learn about healthy eating, and discover the long-term benefits of staying fit. Read More

 
Children doing the yoga bridge pose
Blog Post: Embarking on a Yogic Adventure at The Magic House

April 15, 2015 11:40 AM
A seven-week program at The Magic House, St. Louis Children’ Museum, combined child-friendly yoga activities with art programming for adults and children to engage in physical exercise and enjoy special bonding time. Read More