During this, the summer of 2009, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with the Children and Nature Network to help connect existing Nature Clubs for Families leaders through social networking sites such as Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Flickr, Twitter, and through personal e-mails. Wonderful information was gathered from the participating groups and this information will be later used to show the fine efforts of families who are willing to step up to host nature club events within their communities.
At present time, there are 37 Nature Clubs for Families
registered on the Children and Nature Network website. I connected with most all of them this some in one fashion or the other. Later in the summer, an e-mail was sent out to see if the leaders would participate in an informal survey regarding the background and reasoning behind starting a Nature Club for Families. The people who choose to start Nature Clubs for Families in their local communities are so very amazing people. I have learned so much from their excitement, their creativity and their incredible energy. The social networking websites will continue to allow NCFF leaders a place to publish updates from their particular group as well as catalog a website link to their own website. Here they can speak their mind and share their ideas, worries, and successes.
To find out more, check out the Nature Clubs for Families facebook page here
This is a safety zone for Nature Clubs for Families leaders. You will find them swapping ideas and sharing nervous concerns. These people are changing the future, a few families at a time. Encourage them, support them, and wish them well.