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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

Thank you to our 864 attendees from 22 countries!
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Study Finds Children’s Inactivity Has High Costs

A new study published in the journal “Health Affairs” finds that the current lack of activity among US children ages 8–11 years (just over 30 percent get 25 minutes of high-calorie-burning physical activity three times a week), could result in $1.1 trillion of direct medical costs over the course of their lifetimes.

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Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Outdoor Preschool Pilot Bill

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently signed Senator Kevin Ranker’s outdoor preschool bill, which creates the opportunity to license full-time outdoor preschools. The pilot puts in-demand nature education programs in Washington on track to offer full-day programs, expanding access to families who might not be able to afford outdoor preschool.

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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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