Cities Connecting Children to Nature

This Resource Hub contains advocacy, planning, implementation, and evaluation tools for city leaders and their community partners to create more equitable access to nature for children and families. >Access Resource Hub.

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Innovative cities are using nature play spaces to foster outdoor learning, improve kids health and improve parks. Learn how in this nature play space-focused newsletter and watch the video to learn more about nature play spaces.

The Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) initiative creates more equitable and abundant access to nature in cities through a collaboration between the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and the Children & Nature Network. The CCCN initiative offers city officials and their partners support and guidance to enhance connections between children and nature. >More

Why connect kids to nature?


Time spent in nature makes children healthier, happier and smarter. When cities reimagine themselves as places of nature connection, neighborhoods become more vibrant​, natural places become community assets, and​ children​ and families​ thrive.


For more information, email Monica Lopez Magee | Director, Cities and Nature

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Generous support from The JPB Foundation underwrites the CCCN initiative.


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