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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Community Parks Workshop at Ronald Reagan Community Center

February 26, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm
What does your neighborhood need? You can help decide the future of park space in El Cajon!You are invited to a Community Parks Workshop to see recreation ideas from the community and offer your opinions.Community organizations are working together…See More
Feb 8
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Feb 5
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River Kids Discovery Days! at Location: Locations vary across San Diego County (Julian, Santee, Mission Valley, Tierrasanta, Bay Park, and Ocean Beach)

March 9, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Join the San Diego River Park Foundation on Saturday, March 9th for the 5th Annual River Kids Discovery Days - two days of nature, fun, & learning for kids!Families and groups from across San Diego can participate in a free two-day celebration…See More
Feb 4

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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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