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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...

THE WISDOM OF WATER: Reflections of an Outdoor Educator

A few years back I worked as a surf instructor, ocean lifeguard, and marine science teacher at YMCA Camp Surf in San Diego. It was a brief stint, just the spring season of  March through May. But it was enough to make a big impact on me. Located on the south end of...

Seven Cities Activate Strategies to Connect Kids to Nature

“Imagine a city known for excellent environmental education because its parks are natural classroom. As a city, we are creating greater access to nature for all of our younger residents.” -Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss Last year, the National League of...

THE REAL NATURE CHANNEL: Time for Kids to Tune In

Education Outside Corps member with students. When walking through the city, people often ask me “how do you see that?” when I point to a hermit thrush flitting through the tree canopy or tiny swallowtail caterpillars masquerading as bird droppings on the anise plants...

NAVIGATORS: Scouting a New Path to Nature

Back in the late 1990’s, I volunteered to be Scoutmaster of Troop 103 in East Harlem. Troop 103 was the first Boy Scout Troop started in a homeless shelter. This was an outreach program of my Unitarian Universalist Church. As soon as this ragtag group of tough boys...
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