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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Ken Beckley posted an event

GRAND OPENING - Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area at Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area

October 23, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm
You’re invited to help celebrate the official opening of Friends of the IBA’s handicapped accessible bird viewing area!Try out a viewing scope or binoculars to see what birds are around…Get tips for taking better bird photos from renowned wildlife…See More
Oct 15
Judith E. Joyce posted an event

Pumpkin Carving with TAKO at Johnson County Poor Farm

October 22, 2016 from 11am to 1pm
Please join Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) on Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Johnson County Poor Farm for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Event. We have plenty of carving kits, paint, pumpkin patterns, and supplies. Bring your own…See More
Oct 6
Michele Forbes posted a status
"1st Nature play event in country Victoria, Australia on site of the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia. Cubbies,mud play,made the day. So fun!"
Oct 3
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Oct 3

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Friday Photo

Rocco leaned down to look at the moss.

In a hushed voice he said, "It sparkles."

Then he reached out and touched the…


Posted by Ann Courcy on May 27, 2016 at 7:45pm

Seeing Red

My friend Jeanie and I took my son Stephen and his friend Sam for a hike. At the beginning of the hike, I noticed a plant with a red stem growing on the edge of the trail and stopped to take a picture of it. As I did this, I mentioned to Jeanie that I was collecting pictures of red. Stephen and Sam ran up to see what I was doing. Jeanie said, "She is…


Posted by Ann Courcy on May 15, 2016 at 7:18am

How do I feel about the ecological crisis?

I see constant reminders in the media and around me of the hurts of our land. Today I went on a rainy spring hike to my local nature spot and even there I found stakes in the ground delineating where there will be construction and the trees have already been cut down. I feel sad, I am grieving the loss of something dear.

The destruction of our earth is so very big, the timelines to…


Posted by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 10:07am

Healing Spaces Therapy Welcomes You

Hello, and welcome to Healing Spaces Therapy. I'm so happy to begin this journey of wellness with you. 

Even if you are not looking to do therapy but you are someone who values nature and are interested in ways to deepen this, please feel free to contact me. I am grateful to be part of broadening our wellbeing to include the whole earth.


Posted by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 9:54am




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