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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. [+]

Regional Updates | National | Access | Education | Health

Huffington Post – April 02, 2015

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

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

By Carla Thompson
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.

Natural Leaders | Press Release

– April 01, 2015

2015: THE YEAR OF THE CHILD IN NATURE

2015: THE YEAR OF THE CHILD IN NATURE

By Children C&NN Nature Network
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. [+]

Regional Updates | Local | Access | Health

Vail Daily – March 27, 2015

Partnership Connects Families with Nature

Partnership Connects Families with Nature

By Carlos Fernandez
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. [+]

Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | International | Built Environment | Resource

Deseret News – February 17, 2015

Adventure Playgrounds Unleash the Power of Play

Adventure Playgrounds Unleash the Power of Play

By Marsha Maxwell
Another look at The Land, an adventure playground in Wales and the subject of a recent documentary that embraces chaos and play as a process of self-discovery. [+]

Commentary | Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | State | Access

The Elkhart Truth – February 11, 2015

Children and Nature: Tips for Exploring the Outdoors with a Preschooler

Children and Nature: Tips for Exploring the Outdoors with a Preschooler

By Dr. Carla Gull
Dr. Carla Gull offers a variety of tips for parents of preschoolers who want to encourage their little ones to explore and experience nature. [+]

Regional Updates | Local | State | Access | Education | Campaign/Initiative

Texas Children in Nature – February 09, 2015

Connecting Families to Nature in Texas

Connecting Families to Nature in Texas

By Jennifer Bristol
Children & Nature Network allies Texas Children in Nature were recently featured on the news for their vital role in helping Austin kids connect with its diverse local outdoor offerings. [+]

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Nadaka Nature Park Opens

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Connecting Children With Nature

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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…

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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… [+]

2015: THE YEAR OF THE CHILD IN NATURE

This year marks the 10th Anniversary Printing of “Last Child in the Woods,” as well… [+]

Introducing City Kids to Nature By Bike

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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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