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“What if more and more parents, grandparents and kids around the country band together to create outdoor adventure clubs, family nature networks, family outdoor clubs, or green gyms? What if this approach becomes the norm in every community?”
— Richard Louv, author and Chairman Emeritus, Children & Nature Network


C&NN Nature Clubs for Families Tool Kit: Do It Yourself! Do It Now! provides inspiration, information, tips and resources for those who are—or who might be—interested in creating a Nature Club for Families.

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[+] Download the Natural Families Certificate

[+] NFN Workshop Presentation [PDF]

[+] NFN Workshop Presentation [PPT]

[+] Nature Meets Story: Family Activities Family Stories

[+] Join the NFN Conversation on C&NN Connect

[+] Get the NFN Badge for your Web site or Facebook page.

Read these articles by Richard Louv and others:

[+] Advice FOR Natural Family Leaders BY Natural Family Leaders

[+] Do-It-Yourself Family Nature Clubs Could Spread Quickly by Richard Louv

[+] First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club by Jeanine Silversmith

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NOTE: The role of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) is to help build the children and nature movement, and to help youth and others learn about ways to get outside and connect to nature. Let's G.O.! (Get Outside) is an approach we wish to encourage. However, such events are organized independently and C&NN is not responsible for the actions of specific Natural Leaders or local Natural Leaders Networks. At any time, when youth are outside on their own, or with families and friends, everyone should take safety precautions and be mindful of risks.


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"If you go with long-term significance, my pick for the top story of not only 2009 but also of the 21st Century is the pandemic of Nature Deficit Disorder, a term so aptly coined by Richard Louv in his best-selling outdoor book, Last Child in the Woods...."
— Bill Schneider, NewWest.Net
“Concerns about long-term consequences—affecting emotional well-being, physical health, learning abilities, environmental consciousness—have spawned a national movement to ‘leave no child inside.’ In recent months, it has been the focus of Capitol Hill hearings, state legislative action, grassroots projects, a U.S. Forest Service initiative to get more children into the woods and a national effort to promote a ‘green hour’ in each day.”
— Washington Post
“The movement to reconnect children to the natural world has arisen quickly, spontaneously, and across the usual social, political, and economic dividing lines.”
Orion magazine
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