C&NN’s Community Forum serves as a central resource for you to connect directly with others in the children and nature movement. Through this open community, you are invited to connect, ask questions, share and develop ideas and learn what others are doing around the world to connect children to nature. By registering on the site, you can use this space to post information about events, activities, videos and other resources you want to share.

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Judith E. Joyce posted an event

Moon Walk & Star Party at Penn Meadows Park

September 22, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Fall nights and the STARS are OUT! Come join Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) and view planets, stars and other celestial bodies with the help of local Amateur Astronomers. Don't worry if the sky is cloudy, we will have alternative nighttime activities…See More
Sep 16
Mark Yearwood posted an event

No Child Left Inside: A Night Out For Nature 2018 at Varley Art Gallery

October 26, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm
My name is Mark Yearwood and I am the Executive Director of Kids In the Woods initiative—K.I.W.I., a legally incorporated non profit organization dedicated to reconnecting children to nature in Toronto’s Rouge Park. The mission of K.I.W.I. is to…See More
Sep 7
Sierra Munoz posted an event

Fall Fest at Aldo Leopold Nature Center

October 26, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Enjoy Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s annual spooky (but not scary) celebration of fall. There will be indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. You can dress up for the costume parade, visit the haunted shack and take a hike through…See More
Sep 6
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Sep 1

Blog Posts

Nature Play The Day Away!

Close your eyes…

Think of one of your favorite memories as a child.

Does it involve being outside? How do you feel when you think of this memory and what feelings did you have as a child in this memory? For many people, when asked these questions, the response usually involves an outdoors experience with friends and/or family with lots of happiness, excitement, adventure, and satisfaction. My memory is when my brother and I used the swing set to create a mud…


Posted by Reid Park Zoo Education on November 24, 2017 at 3:16pm

Natural Scientists Right from the Start

It's going to be another great year at Schoolmates. The new Explorers arrived in the rain on Wednesday, September 6. Everyone had raincoats and asked, "Are we going to hike today?" A little rain wasn't going to stop these enthusiastic children.

After some…


Posted by Ann Courcy on November 14, 2017 at 5:56am

A Clearing in the Woods

It took two days of asking and bargaining, but I got Aurora and Stephen to take a hike with me. Actually, for months I have "led by example." I walk or hike whenever possible. Stephen and Aurora know my beliefs about exercise and being in nature, yet they fight my attempts to get them outside. When motivating children, "lead by example" gets you only so far. After that it's bargain,…


Posted by Ann Courcy on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm




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