Resource CenterC&NN has compiled the following library of resources for use by movement leaders, network members, and supporters.
book: The Trumpet of the SwanE.B. White
Triumphant story of how a mute swan learns to communicate with the help of a stolen trumpet.
Hungry, hungry caterpillar has big things in store.
book: The WandererSharon Creech
Sophie gamely joins her uncles and male cousins on a sailing trip from Connecticut to England. Many adventures and discoveries ensue.
book: The Wild GirlsPat Murphy
Two girls with the nicknames Newt and Fox forge a friendship in the secret clearings and treehouse of their nearby woods.
book: The Wind in the WillowsKenneth Grahame
The classic country adventures of friends Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Rat.
A boy named Skiff, living on the coast of Maine, tries to catch a prize tuna in his quest for a better life.
Interested in the healing properties of landscapes and gardens? Visit the Therapeutic Landscapes Network.
blog: This is My RockJennifer K.
Enjoy photos of pre-schoolers and the accompanying poem, “This is My Rock”, by David McCord, which explores the keen sense of place many feel in nature.
book: Time of WonderRobert McCloskey
Days of gentle summer pleasures on the coast of Maine.
On a Family Nature Club camping trip, a 7-year-old’s fear of bugs and creatures transforms to curiosity and wonder.
book: Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson
Don’t be surprised if boating adventures turn your crew into a pack of pirates—it’s all part of the fun!
blog: Tree StatuesLisa
When the deciduous trees show off their structures, it’s time to make tree statues with our bodies.
blog: Trees at the Cabin PathSarah Crutchfield
Georgia has over 250 species of trees. Identify some on a walk with children in the Cabin Path Home School Workshop.
Get great ideas, from making bark rubbings and mystery boxes to Being a Tree.
link: Trust for Public Land
Enjoy parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places? All benefit from The Trust for Public Land’s conservation efforts.
Venture to the bottom of the sea and discover its wonders in this science fiction classic.
Many U.S. national wildlife refuges are an hour’s drive from a major metropolitan area. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Let’s Go Outside helps you find one.
Nearly 400 parks in the U.S. National Park System. Visit this site to see how to visit and enjoy them.
book: Waiting for WingsLois Ehlert
Plant the right seeds and you’ll have a garden full of flowers AND butterflies.
blog: We Eat DirtAshley Wainwright Donahue
“My clan eats dirt” begins this reminiscence of a time when kids played outside all day, dug in the ground, and occasionally got sick, but enjoyed a relationship with nature and general good health.
Splish splash, swish, swish….So much good terrain to get through on an adventurous family hike.
blog: What to do for Arbor DayBlake Linnekin
Looking for tree activities for Arbor Day or any day? Find plenty of good ones here.
book: Where the Red Fern GrowsWilson Rawls
A beautiful but heart-wrenching tale about a boy and his hunting dogs, set in the Ozarks of Oklahoma.
TV, overstimulation, lack of leisure time, overscheduling, and parental fears are all keeping kids inside more.
book: WoodyElsa Beskow
Three forest children from the Acorn family go on an adventure that leads them to squirrels, gnomes, glow worms, and more.
— Bill Schneider, NewWest.Net
— Washington Post
– Cheryl Charles
— Orion magazine
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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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