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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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PISCES FOUNDATION: People and Nature Thriving Together

Pisces Foundation, a California-based philanthropy led by a vision of people and nature thriving together, is a Presenting Sponsor of the Children & Nature Network 2017 International Conference.  Pisces’ collaborations with C&NN include projects such as...

Access to Nature Reduces Depression and Obesity, Finds European Study

A study team of 11 researchers at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) found that nature is an under-recognized healer, offering multiple health benefits from allergy reductions to increases in self-esteem and mental wellbeing. The study found that people living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants. The study team spent a year reviewing more than 200 academic studies for the report, which is the most wide-ranging probe yet into the dynamics of health, nature and wellbeing.

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Children Who Play Outside More Likely to Protect Nature as Adults

A new study from the University of British Columbia suggests that developing positive experiences in nature at a young age can influence attitudes and behaviors towards nature as adults. The study researchers interviewed 50 university students between the ages of 18 to 25. Of the group, 87 percent of study respondents who played outside as children expressed a continued love of nature as young adults. Of that group, 84 percent said taking care of the environment was a priority.

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