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Networking Issues with Vista
In earlier columns I've addressed a number of networking issues that cause pain for users who bring their laptops home from work. In this column, I'll take a look at some of the top networking issues for home users. This list is by no means comprehensive or an exhaustive Top Five, but it does cover some of the problems heard regularly in the Windows XP Networking and the Web newsgroup. Each problem could be a whole column on its own, so I'll try to point you to other resources if I can't cover all the answers in this column. You'll find the Home and Small Office Networking with Windows XP home page a useful source for information.
How Do I Share An Internet Connection?

So you finally got a high speed Internet connection and you can let that old modem gather dust. But you've got more than one computer, so how do you hook things up so that all of them can share the same connection?

There are two basic ways to share an Internet connection:

Use the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) feature that is part of Windows XP.

Use a router (gateway) between your computers and the cable or DSL modem.

Expert Zone columnist Sharon Crawford does an excellent job of describing how to use Internet Connection Sharing in her earlier column, Internet Connection Sharing. I'll describe how to add a router to your network.

Routers, often called gateways, are a way to both isolate and connect one segment of your network from another. In the home environment, they provide a way to separate your home network from the Internet, while at the same time providing a connection point. To your cable company or DSL provider, they make your internal network appear to be a single device, so you don't need to pay extra for additional computers connected to them. Figure 1 shows what your network might look like with a router installed and a couple of computers networked.
Date Createdy: 08/20/2008
Last Modified: 11/13/2009

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Title descrption
The Bay Area Children in Nature Collaborative Strategic Plan is the result of the dedicated efforts of all of the members of the Children in Nature Collaborative and their Founding Partners; the funder, First 5 Santa Clara County; the Strategic Planning Team; and MIG, the strategic planning firm that provided partial pro bono services.

The Strategic Planning Team includes:
 Mary Roscoe, Coordinator; Children in Nature Collaborative
 Cathy Andrade, Program Director, First 5 Santa Clara County
 Avery Cleary, Executive Director, Hooked on Nature
 Hank Helbush, Partner, Design Focus
 Chris Overington, Executive Director, Hidden Villa
 Scott Vanderlip, Children in Nature Collaborative
 Lucy Wurtz, Waldorf School of the Peninsula and Board Member, Hooked on Nature.
 Carolyn Verheyen, Principal, MIG
 Sarah Davis, Project Associate, MIG
 With assistance from Susan Goltsman, Consulting Principal; Ed Canalin, Art Director, and Steve Cheadle, Assistant Production Manager, from MIG.

In addition, seven organizations generously sponsored a strategic planning event with more than 90 community participants and partner organizations, Gathering our Collective Strength to Take Collective Action: First 5 Santa Clara County, Hooked on Nature, Design Focus, the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Hidden Villa, the Children in Nature Collaborative and MIG. The Collaborative thanks everyone who generously gave their time and ideas.

Finally, the Collaborative thanks the community participants (see Appendix for complete list) and partner organizations, whose invaluable work helped ensure that these strategies would leverage existing efforts and be grounded in real needs and opportunities; and who offered to partner with us to implement these actions and spread these messages to improve children’s health and wellbeing.

<sidebar or pullout quote: “The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” –Richard Louv

Goals and Objectives of the Strategic Plan
The goal of the Bay Area Children in Nature Strategic Plan is to restore children’s relationship to nature through promoting unstructured play and time in nature in diverse settings in the Bay Area, with a focus on Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. To that end, it seeks to implement local actions and promote local awareness of the benefits of reconnecting children with nature by engaging a diverse network of individual and organizational partners, and by working with other regional, national and international initiatives. The Strategic Plan comes at a critical time. Awareness about the movement is increasing. There is a growing understanding of intertwined issues: alarm about the obesity epidemic, enthusiasm for urban gardens and more walk-ability in city planning, shock that schoolchildren are losing recess time and experiencing stress due to over-scheduling. Partners across many sectors of the community are ready to take action. This Strategic Plan seeks to engage a diverse network of people and organizations with related missions and values, and to leverage efforts towards common goals. Rather than a top-down organization, the Collaborative seeks to be a catalyst and facilitator, to fuel and help organize a local grassroots movement: to spread key messages, collaborate with other organizations, and develop partnerships.
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“The movement to reconnect children to the natural world has arisen quickly, spontaneously, and across the usual social, political and economic dividing lines.” –ORION magazine, March/April 2007

<”Ken Yeager Quote. Mary, do you have a quote from Ken?”>

—Ken Yeager, Supervisor, Santa Clara County

The Bay Area Children in Nature Collaborative grew out of the national movement inspired by Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods (2005) and the kick off of a local “Leave No Child Inside” movement in September 2006 with a talk by Louv to an audience of over eight hundred people. Eighteen organizations and six community members formed the Bay Area Children in Nature Collaborative in November 2007 to organize a local grassroots movement in the Bay Area. The Collaborative held seven community forums in 2007 and 2008. Leadership and self-organization began to emerge. Participants created more than 80 strategic ideas at the forums. The Collaborative created a mission, vision and guiding principles and decided to create a strategic plan. Their goal was to create, with community and partner organization input, a short list of targeted strategies with multiple approaches for implementation and to engage partners across sectors of the community.

In May 2008, the Collaborative initiated a strategic planning process with funding from First 5 Santa Clara County. Working with Carolyn Verheyen of MIG, a strategic planning consultant, the strategic planning group developed draft strategies and implementing guidelines. On October 30, 2008, the Collaborative and Founding Partners hosted a strategic planning event, Gathering our Collective Strength to Take Action. More than 90 participants, representing about 35 organizations, suggested new ideas and provided feedback and suggestions for revising and refining the strategies and implementing guidelines. Many participants also volunteered to become implementing partners for the strategies or suggested ways of leveraging strategies with existing organizations and programs through collaborative action and communication to spread key messages. And the participants made new connections, shared ideas, and sparked interest in working with each other to strengthen their organization’s programs.

The Bay Area Children in Nature Collaborative is part of a national movement dedicated to increasing children’
Date Createdy: 11/06/2001
Last Modified: 12/04/2008