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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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LET’S #OPTOUTSIDE 365 DAYS A YEAR: 7 New Ways

In 2015, the leaders of the retail outdoor equipment Co-op REI made a big decision. They closed their doors on Black Friday, the biggest day in the global retail calendar. Instead, they encouraged their 12,000 employees to Opt Outside (#OptOutside), to reconnect with...

Announcing the Vitamin N Challenge Winners

At our annual conference this spring, the Children & Nature Network launched The Vitamin N Challenge in coordination with the launch of Richard Louv’s latest book entitled Vitamin N. Our rationale for the challenge was simple. We know kids (and adults) need...

Outdoor Industry Will be Added to the Calculus of the Nation’s GDP

The United States Senate has passed the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act in a unanimous and bipartisan vote. The bill will include the economic impact of the outdoor industry in the federal government’s annual tally of the gross domestic product. Makers of outdoor gear, retailers and recreation providers for the first time will be part of the federal government’s annual assessment of the national economy, marking what the outdoor industry hopes is a shift from being important to essential.

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Remembering Stephen Kellert, ‘Biophilia’ Pioneer and Revered Mentor

Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D., a revered professor of social ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies whose research and writing advanced the understanding of the connection between humans and the natural world, died on Nov. 27 after a long illness. Dr. Kellert was a former Children & Nature Network board member and a seminal scholar of the children and nature movement.

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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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