Partnerships and Pilot Programs


Cities Connecting Children to Nature

Training and technical assistance to municipal leaders across the U.S. in partnership with National League of Cities to create nature-rich cities and improved nature access for low-income communities.

Green Schoolyards Project

A project to develop a national platform to scale up the transformation of schoolyards to create access to green space for the health and wellbeing for children, families, and communities.

Natural Library Project

Demonstration project at the Sun Ray Library in St. Paul, MN to foster library-based community engagement in nearby parks through family activities, literacy connections, urban greening efforts, and Natural Leaders youth development.

Emerging Networks Platform

A platform for creating and supporting affinity groups that help movement leaders and supporters connect with like-minded peers to share and develop ideas and learn what others are doing around the world

Grassroots Leaders

Training and support for the C&NN network of Grassroots Leaders, who are leading or launching campaigns to connect children with nature in more than one hundred regions across the world.

Natural Leaders

Training and support for the Natural Leaders Network, youth leaders ages 18-29, who are working in communities across the world to create impact in engaging the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards.

Natural Families

Training and support for Natural Families and Nature Clubs for Families, serving over 35,000 families who are engaging in frequent active outdoor time together.

Let's G.O.! (Get Outside)

A youth-inspired, youth-led initiative to rally people of all ages to play, serve and celebrate time in nature through creating community events.


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