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CHILDREN AND NATURE

WELCOME TO URBANICITY
SENSING URBANITY
LISTENING FOR WORDS
VIEWING IMAGES OF MYSTERY
LOVING MUSIC
READING FOR LIVING
CELEBRATING THE MIND
TRAVELING TO EXPLORE
SEARCHING THE FUTURE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

"Leave no Child Inside"

Feeling a strong personal connection with the surrounding natural world is integral to the full satisfaction of city living.

Sitting in a trimmed garden is wonderful-- but it’s far different than hiking in a canyon-- which is wonderful too.

Words from the founder of the Children and Nature Network:

"Children aren’t playing outside much anymore– not even in the backyard or neighborhood park. This change in our relationship with nature has profound implications for the mental, physical, and spiritual health of future generations– and for the health of the natural world.

"Young people need opportunities to experience and learn from nature during their growing years in order to become citizens and future decision makers who will take responsibility for the stewardship of Earth."- Richard Louv

While technology has done much to improve our lives, it has had a detrimental impact also. We have fewer personal, fact-to-face interactions, spend far too much time with electronic machines, and far too little time with nature and each other.

Take a hike! Invite others to join you, especially children (with their parents). Time in nature increases children’s ability to focus, ups their academic performance, self esteem– and, of course, their physical and mental health-- and yours too.

Leave no child inside.

go to the Children and Nature Network

Remain curious.