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2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference

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CAMPING WHILE PARENTING: A Mother-Son Adventure

“It’s just the two of us moms and four boys.” This is the sentence I repeated dozens of times earlier this year when describing my summer plans to friends and family. Usually, a series of question would follow: will you sleep in tents? (yes); on the ground?...

Green Schoolyards Offer Physical and Mental Health Benefits for Children

Research to be presented at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition finds that green schoolyards bring families and communities together in a healthy environment. C&NN Board Member, Dr. Stephen Pont, will present the abstract. For this study, researchers summarized the peer-reviewed scientific literature documenting green schoolyard benefits to academic outcomes, beneficial play, physical activity, and mental health.

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Parks, Outdoor Spaces Gear up for Annual Take a Child Outside Week

Take a Child Outside Week will kick off on September 24th. The annual event, founded by Liz Baird of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, is marked in all 50 states and four other countries. The week’s events are designed to help kids get out and explore the natural world. Many events are offered by state and local park systems.

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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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