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The C&NN news archive offers access to the latest media coverage of the children and nature movement. This ever-expanding archive connects leaders and organizers, parents, youth, civic leaders, educators and health-care providers to a growing body of articles dating back to 2007. For a comprehensive C&NN database search, use the advanced search feature to scan news center articles, C&NN's annotated research bibliographies, and the C&NN blog.
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To Get Kids to the Wilderness, Oakland Group Trains and Equips Trip Leaders

By Rachel Hiles
Bay Nature
December 15, 2014

To Get Kids to the Wilderness, Oakland Group Trains and Equips Trip Leaders

Bay Area Wilderness Training, an Earth Island Institute Project, gives young people firsthand, culturally-relevant wilderness experiences, as well as creates opportunities for their educators to receive outdoor leadership training. [+]

How do You Tell Your Kids the World is Falling Apart?

By Lindsay Abrams
Salon.com

How do You Tell Your Kids the World is Falling Apart?

A new show aims to explain the complex and often frightening issues of our time to kids using a straightforward, science-based, pragmatic approach--as well as stories and music! [+]

Youth Leader Yusuf Burgess, 64

By Lauren Stanforth
Times Union
December 10, 2014

Youth Leader Yusuf Burgess, 64

In 2014, the children and nature movement lost one of its most inspiring leaders. Brother Yusuf Burgess will forever be remembered for his dedication to young people and his tireless efforts to connect them with wild places. [+]

Forest Schools: Fires, Trees and Mud Pies

By Patrick Barkham
The Guardian UK
December 09, 2014

Forest Schools: Fires, Trees and Mud Pies

Forest schools are taking the UK by storm, and some, such as the new Dandelion School, have no indoors at all. Can these nursery schools adequately prepare children for the rigors of modern elementary school? [+]

Critics Say Doubling Cost to Enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks Prices People Out

By The Associated Press
Casper Star Tribune
December 08, 2014

Critics Say Doubling Cost to Enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks Prices People Out

With accessibility to national parks already proving to be challenging for some groups of people, critics are decrying a proposed fee hike at Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks, worried that it will price many families who wish to visit out. [+]

Returning to Our Home in the Woods

By Joe Hackett
Lake Placid News
December 06, 2014

Returning to Our Home in the Woods

A thoughtful commentary on wild places being our instinctive home as humans and just how essential it is for us to find a way back to nature as a way of life. [+]

Unknowns In Terms Of Funding And Personnel Await New Units Of National Park System

By Kurt Repanshek
National Parks Traveler
December 15, 2014

Unknowns In Terms Of Funding And Personnel Await New Units Of National Park System

The new defense bill passed by Senate last week also calls for an extensive National Park Service expansion. But there is no specified funding or guidelines to carry the expansion out, which begs the question, when will it actually happen? [+]

Connecting With Nature? There’s an App for That

By Ben Klasky
Huffington Post
December 04, 2014

Connecting With Nature? There’s an App for That

IslandWood president and CEO Ben Klasky argues that designating the outdoors as a "technology-free zone" detracts from the larger movement to get our kids outside, and that well-designed technologies can get kids really excited about nature. [+]

Multigenerational Playgrounds Serve Kids, Parents, Grandparents

By Diane C. Lade
Pocono Record
December 03, 2014

Multigenerational Playgrounds Serve Kids, Parents, Grandparents

Outdoor exercise stations and walking paths next to slides, swings and monkey bars: Wonderful, functional multigenerational playgrounds are popping up in areas where retirement communities sit next to family-friendly subdivisions. [+]

A Therapist Goes to Middle School and Tries to Sit Still and Focus. She Can’t. Neither Can the Kids.

By Valerie Strauss and Angela Hanscom
The Washington Post
December 03, 2014

A Therapist Goes to Middle School and Tries to Sit Still and Focus. She Can’t. Neither Can the Kids.

As a follow-up to a Washington Post series that looked at restricted movement and its correlation with lack of focus in the classroom, TimberNook founder and pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom attempted to sit still and focus in a middle school classroom. It ended up being much harder than she thought. [+]

A Mobile Kitchen Designed To Help Kids Learn To Like Their Vegetables

By Adele Peters
Fast Company
December 04, 2014

A Mobile Kitchen Designed To Help Kids Learn To Like Their Vegetables

When an edible schoolyard or on-campus kitchen isn't an option, a new mobile kitchen concept is being used in classrooms and even outdoors to teach kids how to cook (and love) vegetables. [+]

Reading the World, Ecologically

By Lizanne Foster
Rabble.ca
November 30, 2014

Reading the World, Ecologically

In today's world, it is not enough for young people to be literate in the traditional sense of the word. Ecological literacy, or a way of observation that decodes signs in nature, is just as vital. [+]

Discovering Nature in Northumberland to Help Youth at Risk

By Karen Longwell
Northumberland News
November 27, 2014

Discovering Nature in Northumberland to Help Youth at Risk

Veteran teacher Nancy Mallette decided to battle the increasing lack of focus she saw in her elementary students by getting them outside to interact with nature and horses. [+]

Enjoy the Great Outdoors - While You Can

By Nicola Young
Wanganui Chronicle
November 28, 2014

Enjoy the Great Outdoors - While You Can

With reports of communities complaining about things like excessive playground noise and chalk drawings in play areas, kids today continue to face barriers to playing outdoors. What will be the repercussions when these children reach adulthood? [+]

‘Go Play Outside, Kids:’ Natural Light Reduces Risk of Nearsightedness in Children, Scientists Say

By Amy Ellis Nutt
The Washington Post
November 28, 2014

‘Go Play Outside, Kids:’ Natural Light Reduces Risk of Nearsightedness in Children, Scientists Say

Fascinating new research suggests that kids who are genetically predisposed to nearsightedness can lower their risk simply by stepping outside into the sunshine a little more often. [+]

Why Playing is Going the Way of Dodgeball — and Why That’s a Bad Idea

By Chis Churchill
Times Union
November 21, 2014

Why Playing is Going the Way of Dodgeball — and Why That’s a Bad Idea

Today's childhoods are very different from those we experienced, filled with outside play from the time we got home from school until it grew dark outside. But the sharp decline in unsupervised outdoor play over the last couple of decades tells us that we need to do more to protect kids' "inner wildness." [+]

Glacier Bay National Park Rangers Honored As Park Service’s Best Interpreters

By NPT Staff
National Parks Traveler
November 24, 2014

Glacier Bay National Park Rangers Honored As Park Service’s Best Interpreters

For a park ranger, cultural competency allows you to reach, connect with, and educate a greater number of park visitors. Two Glacier Bay National Park rangers are being awarded with the Freeman Tilden Award for the incredible story they built around the 45-foot-long skeleton of a humpback whale that long plied the park's waters. [+]

Nature in the City: Teaching Urban Kids to Recognize, Appreciate Mother Nature

By David Figura
Syracuse.com
November 22, 2014

Nature in the City: Teaching Urban Kids to Recognize, Appreciate Mother Nature

The "Nature in the City" Program, serving more than 10,000 New York public school students, works with a local nature center to teach kids about natural sciences in a hands-on way ... and the impact has been significant. [+]

Nature Enter Me

By Sam Judd
New Zealand Herald
November 20, 2014

Nature Enter Me

Richard Louv's recent trip to New Zealand from his home in San Diego revealed some alarming parallels in the way children in both places are growing up without access to the nature that is so close to their doorstep. [+]

Using Games to Teach Kids the Value of Nature and Philanthropy

Eco-Business
November 20, 2014

Using Games to Teach Kids the Value of Nature and Philanthropy

The new Junior Explorers Initiative uses an immersive educational game to teach kids about nature and conservation in ecological settings all over the world. [+]

New Initiative to Help Cities Increase Nature Access for Children Launched By League of Cities

By Gregory Minchak
National League of Cities
November 19, 2014

New Initiative to Help Cities Increase Nature Access for Children Launched By League of Cities

The National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network are partnering for an exciting initiative that will support city leaders in getting young people outdoors and connected to natural areas and open space. [+]

NZ is 30 Years Ahead of North America in Outdoor Play

By Nature Education Network
Scoop Independent News
November 13, 2014

NZ is 30 Years Ahead of North America in Outdoor Play

According to some natural play pioneers, North America is way behind when it comes to outdoor play. In fact, global experts say that New Zealand is decades ahead. [+]

How the Latest Playgrounds are Making Child’s Play Fun Again

By Alex Bozikovic
The Globe and Mail
November 05, 2014

How the Latest Playgrounds are Making Child’s Play Fun Again

Today's trend of natural playscapes as playgrounds, both in the U.S. and around the world, evoke memories of postwar "junk playgrounds" and open-ended play spaces from the mid-20th century. [+]

The Last Generation of Kids That Played Outside

By Nate Hanson
Huffington Post

The Last Generation of Kids That Played Outside

To foster the next generation of technological innovators, writer Nate Hanson argues that we actually need to pull our kids away from technology and take them outdoors to play with pinecones and sticks. [+]

Empowering the Next Generation to Connect with Nature

By Nikita Lopoukhine, Keith Wheeler et al.
CEC Talks Nature
November 12, 2014

Empowering the Next Generation to Connect with Nature

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Commission on Education and Communication published a report discussing the challenges in connecting youth with nature and highlighting Children & Nature Network's role in this movement. [+]

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To Get Kids to the Wilderness, Oakland Group Trains and Equips Trip Leaders

Bay Area Wilderness Training, an Earth Island Institute Project, gives young people firsthand, culturally-relevant wilderness… [+]

How do You Tell Your Kids the World is Falling Apart?

A new show aims to explain the complex and often frightening issues of our time… [+]

Youth Leader Yusuf Burgess, 64

In 2014, the children and nature movement lost one of its most inspiring leaders. Brother… [+]

Forest Schools: Fires, Trees and Mud Pies

Forest schools are taking the UK by storm, and some, such as the new Dandelion… [+]

Critics Say Doubling Cost to Enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks Prices People Out

With accessibility to national parks already proving to be challenging for some groups of people,… [+]

Returning to Our Home in the Woods

A thoughtful commentary on wild places being our instinctive home as humans and just how… [+]

Unknowns In Terms Of Funding And Personnel Await New Units Of National Park System

The new defense bill passed by Senate last week also calls for an extensive National… [+]

Connecting With Nature? There’s an App for That

IslandWood president and CEO Ben Klasky argues that designating the outdoors as a "technology-free zone"… [+]

Multigenerational Playgrounds Serve Kids, Parents, Grandparents

Outdoor exercise stations and walking paths next to slides, swings and monkey bars: Wonderful, functional… [+]

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