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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Sarah Burroughs replied to Tamra Willis's discussion No Child Left Inside in the group Natural Teachers
"In the spirit of transparency, I'd like to hop on this bandwagon of using the photo with credit to you! Perhaps one day we can get something like this ourselves....once the poison ivy is controlled better because right now "touch…"
Nov 28
Sarah Burroughs shared Tamra Willis's discussion on Facebook
Nov 28
Sierra Munoz posted an event

Winter Solstice Celebration at Aldo Leopold Nature Center

December 21, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Celebrate the longest night of the year with a night time winter hike under the stars as we explore Solstice traditions spanning centuries around the globe! We’ll feed our winter bird neighbors, gather around the campfire to burn a Yule log, sip…See More
Nov 26
Elizabeth Gillogly posted a video

Guest Artist-Explorer at The Foster: Fiona Gillogly, in conversation with John Muir Laws.

Fiona Gillogly's presentation at The Foster on Oct 23rd. For more information on Fiona Gillogly, go to https://www.fionasongbird.com/ For more information on...
Nov 23

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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