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” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”] The Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.

Together we are creating a world in which every child can play, learn and grow in nature.

Together we are creating a world in which every child can play, learn and grow in nature.

2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference

April 18th – 21st, 2017
  Westin Bayshore Conference Centre Vancouver, BC Canada
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For Better Vision, Let the Sunshine In

A recent study from King’s College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine suggests that the elevated rates of myopia, or short-sightedness, may be related to keeping children inside. This new study of over 3000 volunteers found strong correlations between current eyesight and volunteers’ lifetime exposure to sunlight. The research joins a growing body of research indicating that a lack of direct sunlight may reshape the human eye and impair vision.

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At ‘Nature Preschools,’ Classes Are Outdoors

Nature preschools, or preprimary schools where children spend all or part of their days outdoors, are on the rise in the United States with close to 250 nature preschools open across the country. According to the Natural Start Alliance, a coalition supporting early childhood and environmental education, only a few dozen nature preschools operated in the United States just five years ago. However, some experts see room for improvement in such schools, particularly regarding access for many urban and economically disadvantaged children.

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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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