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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.    

Children & Nature Network 2016 International Conference

and Cities & Nature Summit

May 24th – 27th, 2016
Saint Paul RiverCentre Saint Paul, MN
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COMING TO OUR 30 SENSES: In an era of sensory dysfunction, are we creating environments in which our children are less alive? And in greater danger?

  Parents, as well as health and educational professionals, are increasingly concerned about the increase in children’s sensory processing difficulties. For some children, perhaps for most, spending time in natural environments can open new doorways to the world. Here’s some good news. Human beings have an array of usually untapped “super senses,” ones...

Kids and Nature Conference Draws Experts from 18 Countries

Over 600 policymakers, health care professionals, educators, grassroots organizers and others from 18 countries gathered in St. Paul, MN this week for the Children & Nature Network 2016 International Conference and Cities & Nature Summit. The group convened to explore the challenges, and needed actions, to get more kids outside. Speakers included author and C&NN Co-Founder Richard Louv, Native American activist Ta’Kaiya Blaney, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and health policy expert from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Dr. Gail Christopher.

City of Calgary Developing Natural Playgrounds Aimed at Encouraging Self-directed Outdoor Play

Calgary goes natural! Two Calgary parks will soon be getting makeovers. Instead of traditional equipment like swings, slides and monkey bars, the playgrounds could feature natural play elements such as plants, boulders, wood and sand. Natural playgrounds aim to inspire active, imaginative and self-directed outdoor play.


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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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