Hi there, my name is Mark. I live in Toronto and I am in the very preliminary stages of planning a new C&NN program in my area. I would love to hear from anyone out there who has experience with starting up a program from the ground up. I am currently reviewing the start-up materials provided by C&NN, and they are very helpful (and overwhelming!). If there are any seasoned program pros out there who are willing to share their experiences & maybe some advice, I'm all ears!
I believe deeply in the premise of the C&NN mission, and hope to build a successful program in my neck of the woods. My interest and motivation for linking children and nature are best summed up in an article I wrote for my local paper, which you can read here (http://www.thestar.com/Article/275824 , )
Thanks, and I look forward to speaking with like minds.