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C&NN Connect was created to support people and organizations working worldwide to reconnect children and nature.
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The AMC is the oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization in the U.S. We are committed to reducing the barriers to active outdoor participation by youth and expanding the opportunities for environmental education.
Location: Boston, MA
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2014
Appalachian Mountain Club’s “Outdoors Rx” Director to Be Honored at White House Event
Appalachian Mountain Club and MassGeneral Hospital for Children Team Up to Help Families Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Nature as a doctor’s prescription? It’s an idea that’s taking off around Boston through AMC’s Outdoors Rx program, thanks to our new collaboration with Boston Medical Center and expansion to Chelsea and Revere with MassGeneral Hospital for Children!
The White House is honoring AMC’s "Outdoor Rx" Program Director, Pam Hess, as a "Champion of Change" for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders, tomorrow morning!
Read more about the honor >>>
We're super excited by this news and partnership! We shared it on our News site and on social media. Congrats to all involved. It's great to see conservation/recreation and healthcare providers working together to get all children into nature for their health and well-being. This is our story:
Exciting news to share today – AMC has teamed up with MassGeneral Hospital for Children to launch Outdoors Rx, a new program for prescribing outdoor activity to kids! We’re piloting the program in the Greater Boston communities of Framingham and Waltham, with the goal of seeing 5,000 prescriptions written in the first year. Read today's press release >>
Hello everyone! I would like to pass along a program that I am launching that may be of interest to you. Please check out The 7th Generation School at www.7thgenerationschool.com.
I spent many years as a teacher working with at-risk youth as well as those diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders. I have also recently been a wilderness guide/substance abuse counselor for a wilderness treatment center for young adults. For many years I have been formulating this program out of my constant question, "What can I do?" This program is my answer and humble offering to the planet.
The 7th Generation School is a supplementary program (to a regular or homeschool curriculum) that not only connects youth with the natural world around them but also with the natural world that exists within them. It is a therapeutic wilderness program (and more) for youth who need something more than what the schools offer. Our intention is to provide a holistic and eco-centered supplement to our youth so that they may become their vision and purpose in the world.
I hope we get to connect soon!
The Appalachian Mountain Club has launched a new online community, Kids Outdoors, perfect for parents looking for “where to” and “how to” advice on getting kids outside in the NYC and Boston areas. The community is packed with over 100 close-to-home ideas on places to enjoy the outdoors! Weekly blog posts - written by local authors - provide tips and tricks for parents wanting to get outside with their children. Check out Kids Outdoors for yourself!
Trying to plan your next close-to-home outdoor trip as a family near Boston or NYC? Get expert tips and ideas from AMC’s new "Kids Outdoors" online communities: http://kids.outdoors.org.
Looking for fun outdoor destinations to explore in and around Boston and NYC? The Appalachian Mountain Club just launched its “Outdoors with Kids” series, with guides for Boston and NYC kicking things off. Each guide is written by local parents and features 100 fun places for hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, camping, and playgrounds. Check them out on AMC's website.
We're so excited to hear about your April events! Please join the Let's G.O.! (Get Outside) group and post your stories and photos.
Haven't heard of Let's G.O.! yet? It's not too late!
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