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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

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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...

U.S. Parks ‘blitzed’ in Celebration of Biodiversity Across America

More than one hundred U.S. national parks and partner sites are hosting a nationwide BioBlitz (a widespread effort to gather data on all sorts of species) across America this weekend. The National Parks BioBlitz will be held on May 20th and 21st, with tens of thousands of people expected to participate. This year’s BioBlitz is the tenth in a series of BioBlitzes hosted by the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Geographic Society.

Study Explores Nature’s Role in Learning

Researchers in Ontario are breaking new ground with an innovative study that will investigate the impact of regular learning time outdoors in nature. Six classes in three schools will participate in the two-year study, which is being conducted in partnership with the Back to Nature Network.


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