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New York Times – November 29, 2009

New York Times Draws Attention to Forest Kindergarten

New York Times Draws Attention to Forest Kindergarten

By Liz Leyden
Schools around the country have been planting gardens and planning ever more elaborate field trips in hopes of reconnecting children with nature. The forest kindergarten at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is one of a handful in the United States that are taking that concept to another level: its 23 pupils spend three hours each day outside regardless of the weather. [+]

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Hurlburt Field – November 19, 2009

Outdoor Classroom Sets New Standard for Military

Outdoor Classroom Sets New Standard for Military

By Joe McFadden
The outdoor classroom of Florida's Hurlburt Field Youth Center recently became the first certified Nature Explore classroom in the Air Force. The Nature Explore Classroom Certification Program is a national initiative that recognizes schools and other organizations that have made a commitment to providing outdoor classrooms and comprehensive programming to help children use the natural world as an integral part of learning. [+]

Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Access | Education | Resource

Monterey County Weekly – December 18, 2014

The Point Lobos Foundation Brings Together Nature and Technology in New Learning Tool

The Point Lobos Foundation Brings Together Nature and Technology in New Learning Tool

By Alexandra Videmsky
The Point Lobos Foundation is embracing the positive value of technology with an iPad app aimed at getting children excited about visiting and learning all they can about the natural reserve. [+]

Feature | Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Access | Education

Bay Nature – December 15, 2014

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

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

By Rachel Hiles
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. [+]

Regional Updates | Access

Casper Star Tribune – December 08, 2014

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

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

By The Associated Press
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. [+]

Commentary | Regional Updates | Access | Health

Lake Placid News – December 06, 2014

Returning to Our Home in the Woods

Returning to Our Home in the Woods

By Joe Hackett
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. [+]

Feature | Regional Updates | Access | Education | Resource

Syracuse.com – November 22, 2014

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

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

By David Figura
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. [+]

Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Access | Built Environment

CNY Central – November 09, 2014

Free-play Advocates Want More Rough and Tumble Play for Their Kids

Free-play Advocates Want More Rough and Tumble Play for Their Kids

By Alex Resila
Ithaca's Hands On Nature Anarchy Zone has attracted free play advocates from around the country who see the zone as a model of a natural playscape that they can recreate in their own communities. [+]

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C&NN Publications

As part of our ongoing efforts to build the movement, the Children & Nature Network has published these resources for leaders, organizers, and participants at the local, national, and international levels:

2010 C&NN Report
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Children and Nature 2009: A Report on the Movement to Reconnect Children to the Natural World
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