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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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Connecting Local Kids to Local Nature

By Andrew Bailey
Westerly News
April 16, 2015

Connecting Local Kids to Local Nature

A Canadian primary school is taking advantage of the Pacific coast's rich and diverse wilderness to teach kids about the variety of plant and animal species around them, while also learning how to respect and enjoy their natural environment. [+]

No Child Left Inside: Outdoor Adventure Club Works

By Carrie Blackmore Smith
Cincinnati.com
April 17, 2015

No Child Left Inside: Outdoor Adventure Club Works

Led by a retired public school teacher, a rapidly growing outdoor adventure club in Cincinnati aims to connect urban youth with nature all year long through free weekend programming. [+]

Victorian kinder kids go bush to learn from nature

By Elissa Doherty
Herald Sun
April 13, 2015

Victorian kinder kids go bush to learn from nature

BUSH kinders are sprouting around Victoria in a bid to get today’s children back in touch with nature. At Westgarth Kindergarten classroom tools are left behind for a three-hour parkland play sessions once a week.

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‘Free-Range’ Kids and Our Parenting Police State

By Petula Dvorak
Washington Post
April 13, 2015

‘Free-Range’ Kids and Our Parenting Police State

An ongoing, unresolved case between the police and two Maryland parents who allowed their kids to play outside alone is an ideal example of our nation's culture war over how much freedom children should have to play outside. [+]

Nadaka Nature Park Opens

By Jodi Weinberger
Portland Tribune
April 13, 2015

Nadaka Nature Park Opens

After years of planning and teamwork on the part of residents, government leaders and nonprofit groups, the vision for a new natural community space was realized with the opening of the Nadaka Nature Park and Garden this month in Oregon. [+]

Connecting Children With Nature

By Chris Cybulski
TWC News
April 07, 2015

Connecting Children With Nature

This week, natural leaders have gathered in Bastrop, TX, for the groundbreaking Children & Nature Network Conference, focused this year on using digital technology to get kids interested in nature. [+]

Green Schoolyards Are a Win for Kids, Communities and the Environment

By Carla Thompson
Huffington Post
April 02, 2015

Green Schoolyards Are a Win for Kids, Communities and the Environment

The Kellogg Foundation's Carla Thompson discusses the growing green schoolyard movement, the positive effects these spaces are having on communities all over the U.S. and future plans for innovation and expansion nationally.

The Right to Fresh Air: Mental Health Patients Get Boost in Recovery

By Joshua Lyford
Worcester Magazine
April 02, 2015

The Right to Fresh Air: Mental Health Patients Get Boost in Recovery

A group of mental health advocates in the state of Massachusetts recently got a bill passed, ensuring that all patients residing in mental health facilities would have the right to reasonably, consistently access the outdoors--also known as The Right to Fresh Air bill. [+]

Street School: At-Risk City Kids Learn About the Joys of the Great Outdoors

By Andrea Eger
Tulsa World
April 04, 2015

Street School: At-Risk City Kids Learn About the Joys of the Great Outdoors

Teacher and outdoorsman Jason Cole gives at-risk city kids a taste of nature with his alternative education school's newly revived Wilderness Adventure Club, with activities drawn from Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods." [+]

2015: THE YEAR OF THE CHILD IN NATURE

By Children C&NN Nature Network
April 01, 2015

2015: THE YEAR OF THE CHILD IN NATURE

This year marks the 10th Anniversary Printing of “Last Child in the Woods,” as well as the convening of leaders from the health, government, education, business and youth development sectors at this month's Children & Nature Network Conference, proving to be a very important year for the child in nature. [+]

Introducing City Kids to Nature By Bike

By Allie Torgan
CNN
March 27, 2015

Introducing City Kids to Nature By Bike

Natural leader and CNN Hero Marilyn Price has helped more than 25,000 at-risk kids get off the streets and into nature through her nonprofit Trips for Kids, which takes young people around the world on mountain biking excursions. [+]

Partnership Connects Families with Nature

By Carlos Fernandez
Vail Daily
March 27, 2015

Partnership Connects Families with Nature

A unique new partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy and Vail Resorts aims to connect kids and families to the mountain throughout the seasons with accessible and engaging programs, including science-based activities that will broaden visitors' understanding of the mountains, the forests and watersheds, and public lands. [+]

Why Kids are Getting More Aggressive on the Playground

By Angela Hanscom
Washington Post
March 29, 2015

Why Kids are Getting More Aggressive on the Playground

More and more often, classic games like tag are being banned from schoolyards due to safety concerns, because kids are being too aggressive during play. This all ties back to the larger issue that children today are not spending enough time in active play. [+]

This Ecologist Wants to Plant a Pop-Up Forest in Times Square

By Liz Core
Grist
March 16, 2015

This Ecologist Wants to Plant a Pop-Up Forest in Times Square

Ecologist and New Yorker Marielle Anzelone recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of creating a forest installation in Times Square, in order to draw attention to the thousands of acres of New York City that are not paved over and need protecting. [+]

Recess Serves as an Important Break for Students

By Chuck Fieldman
Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2015

Recess Serves as an Important Break for Students

A school district in Illinois is taking a closer look at recess and lunch breaks and providing kids with enough options to ensure that it is a positive experience, recognizing the importance of these play breaks in a child's day. [+]

Does the National Park Service Have a Youth Problem?

By Ryan Bergeron and Sean Redlitz
CNN
March 19, 2015

Does the National Park Service Have a Youth Problem?

In the past decade, the number of National Park visitors under the age of 15 has fallen by half. In addition, half of the employees in park service leadership positions are scheduled to retire by 2016. The good news is that a variety of efforts are currently underway to tackle the Parks' youth problem. [+]

Children and Their Adult Fishing Mentors Get an Early Start on Trout

By John Hayes
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
March 22, 2015

Children and Their Adult Fishing Mentors Get an Early Start on Trout

Pennsylvania’s Mentored Youth Trout Days program offers a unique opportunity for kids to spark a lifelong connection with the natural world, bond with their adult mentors, develop valuable skills and of course, have fun. [+]

Author: Kids Need Abundant Connection With Nature

By Rachel Martin
NPR
March 22, 2015

Author: Kids Need Abundant Connection With Nature

An NPR interview with Dr. Scott Sampson, host of PBS Kids show "Dinosaur Kids" and author of "How To Raise a Wild Child: The Art And Science Of Falling In Love With Nature." [+]

Wildlife Trust Column: Becoming a Part of Nature

By Caroline Fitton
Cambridge News
March 16, 2015

Wildlife Trust Column: Becoming a Part of Nature

This month, the UK's Wildlife Trust launched a unique initiative aimed at getting people to stop and reflect about what wildlife means to them, collecting thousands of personal stories and portraits along the way. [+]

Nature Lover Eric Crum Shares His Passion with the Next Generation

By Geoff Hutchison and Chloe Papas
ABC News
March 12, 2015

Nature Lover Eric Crum Shares His Passion with the Next Generation

Long ago, Eric Crum was inspired to become a naturalist and educator by his Aboriginal mentor. Today, he's lamenting the state of nature education in the Australian school system. [+]

Outdoor Kids Could Soon Learn Lessons in Calgary’s First ‘Nature Kindergarten’

By Helen Pike
Metro News
March 12, 2015

Outdoor Kids Could Soon Learn Lessons in Calgary’s First ‘Nature Kindergarten’

The Nature Kindergarten model made popular in Europe is now coming to Canada via a group of enthusiastic and committed parents and educators. [+]

Reconnecting Children with Local Food and the Land

By Caroline Tremblay
Sentinel Source
March 09, 2015

Reconnecting Children with Local Food and the Land

East Coast programs like the Cornucopia Project and Food Connects bring attention to the farm-to-school concept, helping kids create their own gardens so they can actively participate in the process of planting, nurturing, harvesting and tasting fresh foods. [+]

Secretary Jewell, American Express Foundation Announce Major Commitment to Increase Volunteerism on America’s Public Lands

By Jessica Kershaw
Department of the Interior
March 12, 2015

Secretary Jewell, American Express Foundation Announce Major Commitment to Increase Volunteerism on America’s Public Lands

This week, Secretary of the Interior and movement champion Sally Jewell announced a multi-million dollar commitment from the American Express Foundation to aid in the strengthening of the department's volunteer program. [+]

Nature: Richard Louv, Alberta Parks and Exploring by Bike

By CJSR Interviews
CJSR
March 05, 2015

Nature: Richard Louv, Alberta Parks and Exploring by Bike

Richard Louv recently gave an interview to Edmonton's independent radio station, where he discussed his vast body of work and the religion of environmentalism. [+]

Birdwatchers, Hunters Train Their Scopes on Conservation

By Caren Cooper
Scientific American
March 09, 2015

Birdwatchers, Hunters Train Their Scopes on Conservation

A new study reveals that outdoor recreationists are more likely than non-recreationists to carry out conservation activities and behaviors. These findings are especially important for how state and federal agencies undertake the business of managing natural resources. [+]

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Connecting Local Kids to Local Nature

A Canadian primary school is taking advantage of the Pacific coast's rich and diverse wilderness… [+]

No Child Left Inside: Outdoor Adventure Club Works

Led by a retired public school teacher, a rapidly growing outdoor adventure club in Cincinnati… [+]

Victorian kinder kids go bush to learn from nature

BUSH kinders are sprouting around Victoria in a bid to get today’s children back in… [+]

‘Free-Range’ Kids and Our Parenting Police State

An ongoing, unresolved case between the police and two Maryland parents who allowed their kids… [+]

Nadaka Nature Park Opens

After years of planning and teamwork on the part of residents, government leaders and nonprofit… [+]

Connecting Children With Nature

This week, natural leaders have gathered in Bastrop, TX, for the groundbreaking Children & Nature… [+]

Green Schoolyards Are a Win for Kids, Communities and the Environment

The Kellogg Foundation's Carla Thompson discusses the growing green schoolyard movement, the positive effects these…

The Right to Fresh Air: Mental Health Patients Get Boost in Recovery

A group of mental health advocates in the state of Massachusetts recently got a bill… [+]

Street School: At-Risk City Kids Learn About the Joys of the Great Outdoors

Teacher and outdoorsman Jason Cole gives at-risk city kids a taste of nature with his… [+]

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