Resource CenterC&NN has compiled the following library of resources for use by movement leaders, network members, and supporters.
Learn about Charlotte Mason, a turn-of-the-century British educator who believed in a strong nature curriculum and is influencing a new generation of homeschoolers.
book: A Fishing SurpriseRae McDonald
Two kids spend the day fishing. What a surprise to see what they bring home in their nets for dinner!
book: A Garden for a GroundhogLorna Balian
The O’Learys tend their garden carefully each year, but who wants to eat the vegetables?
Nature’s rhythms, seasons, and consistent occurrences can provide solace in an uncertain world.
blog: A Sense of WonderBeth Chase
Get tons of ideas for maintaining, or invigorating, our senses of wonder in nature.
Wondering how to create a great nature treasure hunt? You’ll find lots of ideas here.
book: Afternoon of the ElvesJanet Taylor Lisle
Nobel honor book that tells of two girls (one privileged, one poor and cared for by a mentally ill mother) who become friends over the latter’s elaborate backyard elf village.
book: All Around Me I SeeLaya Steinberg
See the wonders of the world through the eyes of a young child.
book: All in a DayCynthia Rylant
See the many pleasures a kid can reap from a day outside, from planting a seed to picnicking.
link: Alliance for Childhood
Interested in supporting children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living? Explore the Alliance for Childhood.
Interested in science or service programs that promote environmental awareness and conservation? Check out this Alliance.
Looking for information about camps? ACA has been sharing knowledge and experience for nearly 100 years.
The American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF) of the National Park Foundation seeks to immediately and strategically integrate and celebrate the cultural, economic and civic contributions of Latino communities in the American story.
Care about the Appalachian Mountain region? AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of its mountains, forests, waters, and trails.
An archeological dig at the Cabin Path Workshop reveals Native American artifacts such as Mississippian pottery, rock tools, and arrowheads.
book: Arthur’s Camp-OutLillian Hoban
Big brother Arthur thinks he knows more about camping than little sister Violet. Guess which one gets scared and which one comforts with roasted hot dogs and campfire songs?
book: At NightJonathan Bean
Feel the pull of the summer night? Try camping on your city rooftop!
book: Bailey Goes CampingKevin Henkes
Bailey’s too young to join his Bunny Scout siblings on their camping trip, but his parents save the day by introducing him to camping indoors!
book: BirdsKevin Henkes
Simple words and pictures render a child’s view of birds.
book: Black StarScott O'Dell
A young Eskimo girl braves the frozen tundra when she takes her injured father’s place in the Iditarod dog sled race.
book: Blueberries for SalRobert McCloskey
Plink, plank, plunk. Eat a berry, see a bear. It’s all good in this classic picture book.
book: Blueberry ShoeAnn Dixon
Next time you’re out picking blueberries, make sure everyone keeps their shoes on!
An ordinary fishing trip turns magical when two kids welcome a remarkable old lady into their boat.
book: Brian’s ReturnGary Paulsen
In this sequel to Hatchet, Brian struggles to readjust to high school society following his return from the wilderness. He formulates a plan to go back and revisit the wild places he came to know so well.
book: Bridge to TerabithiaKatherine Paterson
Fifth-grade classmates Jess and Leslie build an unlikely friendship as they create a secret magical kingdom in the woods called Terabithia.
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C&NN PublicationsAs 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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