I am a father of two (with one more on the way), and a nature lover who has lost his way in the pace of work/family/etc. Now that I have children, I have a renewed focus on bringing them to nature and exposing them to all that there is to enjoy. Thinking back to when I was younger and hiking on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia up through Pennsylvania, I gained to much clarity and peace in nature and I think our children desperately need that foundation.
I am thrilled to have recently come across C&NN recently and posted a link to them on my site Koddler
. They suggested that I pass along the word and mission of Koddler through this forum.
Koddler is a community-based resource (by-parents-for-parents) to help connect parents with local activities and events for their children. We have been steadily growing for a year, but I can't help but notice the deficit in nature-based information on the site. Your knowledge about your area would be a huge asset to Koddler and we could help spread the word further on children and nature.
If you have a moment, visit us. If you have a favorite park, environmental area, nature center, etc that would be a great addition to the community...consider adding it to the site. It only takes a few minutes, and we all know that small steps can make a big movement.
Thanks for your time, and I look forward to getting my own children out there.