This past month I’ve been connecting with the local chapter of the Children and Nature Network to create a nearby nature group in my area.. I’m so excited to be starting the process for so many reasons. The Children and Nature Network already has several of these local nature groups throughout the city, but none in my region.

The model we’re working with comes from the Children and Nature Network’s “Nature Clubs for Families” and the ideas is to help families connect with their ‘nearby nature’ resources and create a community for those families. 

I strongly suggest you check it out and get involved in a group near you or, if there isn’t one, start one. They have so many resources on their website (, including a Nature Clubs for Families Toolkit! Also, check out Richard Louv’s book - The Last Child in the Woods; his work is the original inspiration for the Children and Nature Network and the Nature Clubs of Families



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