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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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10 Reasons Children, Adults & Communities Need Vitamin N

We’ve come a long way over the past decade, but the journey is far from over. Many of us believe that, while public awareness of the importance of the nature connection has grown, we need to move more quickly toward action on every level: family, school,...

CONNECTING WITH VITAMIN N: A Ten-Year Reflection from One of Canada’s Leading Conservationists

After reading Richard Louv’s ‪”Last Child in the Woods‬,” Bob Peart decided to do something about the disturbing trend of ‪‎nature‬-deficit disorder. So he called up the author and asked how he can help. Ten years, and one grassroots movement in Canada later, Bob is currently the Executive Director of the Sierra Club BC. In this poignant piece, he reflects on the development of the movement, its successes, and the work ahead.


Philly Community Workers Making School Playgrounds Green

Driven by community funding and planning, six elementary schools in Northwest Philadelphia will be breaking up the asphalt in their playgrounds in place of gardens and wooden equipment. The effort to green the schoolyards is especially important for underprivileged students who may not have easy access to nature.

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New Rhode Island Law Requires Recess in Elementary Schools

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation mandating at least 20 consecutive minutes of free play for every child, every day in elementary schools. The law allows school systems to count recess as instructional time so they do not have to extend the school day to meet the requirement.

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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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