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National Environmental Education Foundation – January 03, 2014

Walking in Nature Prescription for Better Health

Walking in Nature Prescription for Better Health

By Leyla Erk McCurdy
Regular walking can have a tremendous positive impact on overall health and well-being. There are additional benefits in taking these walks in natural environments, such as parks, trails, and other green spaces. Studies have shown that people are more likely to walk and be physically active, as well as enjoy higher levels of health and well-being when they have easily accessible green spaces in their communities.
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David Suzuki Foundation – July 23, 2013

Report Confirms Daily Dose of Nature Boosts Happiness, Wellbeing

Report Confirms Daily Dose of Nature Boosts Happiness, Wellbeing

By David Suzuki Foundation
In May, more than 10,000 Canadians and over 250 workplaces participated in the David Suzuki Foundation's 30×30 Nature Challenge. The national program challenged participants to commit to getting out into nature for 30 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days. Researchers found that participants doubled their time in nature and increased their happiness. [+]

Campaign/Initiative | Event

Sierra Club MIssion Outdoors – April 16, 2013

Celebrating Our Military Families in North Carolina

Celebrating Our Military Families in North Carolina

By Mission Outdoors Blog
Sierra Club Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors gets families outside in N. Carolina. [+]

Regional Updates | National | Access

Sierra Club – April 01, 2013

Outdoor and Military Organizations Come Together for a Month-Long Celebration of Our Nation’s Youngest Heroes

Outdoor and Military Organizations Come Together for a Month-Long Celebration of Our Nation’s Youngest Heroes

By Rebecca Silver
Hundreds of military families gather to celebrate Month of the Military Child. [+]

Feature | Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | National | Access | Education | Health | Campaign/Initiative

Citizen-Times – September 24, 2014

Getting Families and Kids Healthy, on TRACK

Getting Families and Kids Healthy, on TRACK

By Marla Hardee Milling
The Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program is battling childhood obesity with their family-friendly TRACK trails, which have expanded to 7 states today. [+]

Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Local | Access | Education | Health

News Observer – September 17, 2014

Teaching Children to Appreciate Their Natural Environment

Teaching Children to Appreciate Their Natural Environment

By Haley Waxman
From watching a turtle lay her eggs to exploring creepy crawly critters, a North Carolina wildlife center is working to provide meaningful nature experiences to local children. [+]

Feature | Regional Updates | Local | Access | Education

The Beacon – September 21, 2014

LEAP Hopes to Expand Opportunities for Kids of Ottawa County

LEAP Hopes to Expand Opportunities for Kids of Ottawa County

In addition to the wilderness playgrounds encouraging free-range play for younger kids around the country, there is a growing movement to engage older kids and teens as well: enter the tinkering school. [+]

Feature | Health | Campaign/Initiative

Sebold Communications – August 26, 2014

Pediatrician, Parks Improve Child Health

Pediatrician, Parks Improve Child Health

By Mary Sebold
More and more often, pediatrician Robert Zarr and his colleagues are prescribing nature to city kids in response to a variety of issues and ailments, from anxiety and depression to asthma and obesity. [+]

Regional Updates | Local | National | Education

Dispatch Argus – September 10, 2014

Leaps and Bounds Daycare Receives National Certification

Leaps and Bounds Daycare Receives National Certification

By Nature Explore
Classrooms across the country, such as Leaps and Bounds Daycare in Nebraska, are being certified as Nature Explore Classrooms, integrating creative outdoor learning opportunities into children's daily lives. [+]

Research & Studies | Education | Legislation/Policy

National Parks Traveler – August 14, 2014

Secretary Jewell To Visit Acadia National Park To Highlight Science And Youth

Secretary Jewell To Visit Acadia National Park To Highlight Science And Youth

By NPT Staff
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently visited Acadia National Park as part of an ambitious youth initiative to get young people learning, working and playing outdoors. Acadia and other national parks are vital landscapes for scientific study, exploration, and education, and provide opportunities for young people to engage with the outdoors in a meaningful way. [+]

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The evidence supporting active play keeps rolling in. Yet another new academic study, this one… [+]

Getting Families and Kids Healthy, on TRACK

The Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program is battling childhood obesity with their family-friendly TRACK… [+]

Teaching Children to Appreciate Their Natural Environment

From watching a turtle lay her eggs to exploring creepy crawly critters, a North Carolina… [+]

LEAP Hopes to Expand Opportunities for Kids of Ottawa County

In addition to the wilderness playgrounds encouraging free-range play for younger kids around the country,… [+]

Every Kid’s Inalienable Right to Just Play

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Pediatrician, Parks Improve Child Health

More and more often, pediatrician Robert Zarr and his colleagues are prescribing nature to city… [+]

Leaps and Bounds Daycare Receives National Certification

Classrooms across the country, such as Leaps and Bounds Daycare in Nebraska, are being certified… [+]

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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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C&NN Community Action Guide: Building the Children & Nature Movement from the Ground Up
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