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At 12:33am on June 7, 2011, Jasmine Lee said…
Hello Suz! Thank you for your kind and warm welcome! How refreshing it is to see such a large community of fellow nature lovers at C&NN.

I published a short reflection of an outdoors youth leadership conference that I helped create in March on my profile's blog.  I hope I can inspire other adults on this network to keep believing in young people!
At 1:45pm on June 6, 2011, Ting Kao said…

It's ok. Thanks! I would love to get some more ideas here. I am hoping to see if I can find a group of families with kids that we can do things together!

I am a fulltime mom with 1.5 yrs old daughter and 5 years old son live in San Mteo, CA. Love this idea close to natural for kids!

At 1:34pm on June 6, 2011, Steve Brill said…

Thanks, I'm trying to learn more about this subject too.
At 1:25pm on June 6, 2011, Jeffrey D. Willius said…

Thanks, Suz! So nice of you to offer your personal welcome -- that makes me feel good! Thanks too for your kind words about One Man's Wonder. I checked out your blog -- love your premise, though, in your intro, I'm surprised you didn't include nature in the sentence about connecting with "yourself and with each other."

I tried to subscribe, but got no follow-up or confirmation after clicking subscribe in reader.

I'm looking forward to seeing your posts -- keep up the good work and thanks again for the welcome!

At 11:44am on June 6, 2011, Cliodhna Noonan said…
At 9:41am on June 2, 2011, Mike Vandeman said…
I'm the antidote to the "no child left indoors" movement, which is extreme in its anthropocentrism and ignoring the needs of the wildlife. See http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande/louv.
At 11:48pm on May 23, 2011, Carmen Field said…
Thanks for your note, Suz. I've posted some photos from Saturday's muddy fun on my page here. My favorites are the mud-encrusted teens, the muddy raincoat-clad family (they had quite a mud fight!) and the one of the father holding his muddy baby as they wait for a rinse-off...this dad brought both his young kids into The Wallow. He was awesome! Cheers, Carmen
At 9:59am on May 23, 2011, Mollyanne Mira Meyn said…
Hi Suz, thanks for the welcome. Did you start C&NN? What a great network. Looking forward to participating more...
At 10:23am on May 21, 2011, John Klein said…
I'm searching for any news of an annual C&NN gathering? Is there such a conference for 2011?
At 8:50am on May 20, 2011, Henricus Peters said…

Hi Suz 

I'm keen for NAEE to reciprocate links with CNN... Can you perhaps ask your (?) CEO regarding how we can link on NAEE website and my own blog (via @LearnFromNature ). Kind regards, Henricus 

At 10:23am on May 18, 2011, Shirley Galbrecht said…
Thank you Suz. I appreciate that very much.
At 3:13pm on May 4, 2011, Justin Wolf said…
Thanks Suz! I will have to check out Natural Families Network. Look forward to getting involved with discussions!
At 9:57am on May 4, 2011, John Klein said…

Hi Suz -I didn't think it was possible to feel 'at home' on the web, but I do at C&NN. The best reaction I got from Free and Alive came from a young expectant father-to-be. He told me,

"I've been very negative about having the baby, telling my wife we need a bigger place, a better job...but then I saw your film and now I'm getting kind of excited about having a kid!" 

At 10:52am on April 28, 2011, Shirley Galbrecht said…
Thank you Suz for the welcome. I've already been sharing informaton about C&NN on facebook and with friends, summer camp owners, and teachers. I feel I've finally found a place that understands my concerns about the disconnect between people and nature and how this is an especially important issue for children growing up.
At 9:37am on April 28, 2011, Tiffany Block said…

Hi Suz,


Thanks for the welcome!  I'm hoping to start a nature preschool in Nashville and want to learn more about what's happening and get ideas from other people.  There's certainly a lot to learn and explore!  

At 1:28am on April 26, 2011, Begum Erenler Soylu said…

Hi Suz,

Warm greetings from Turkey. Reading this 'If it’s true that people are self-interested creatures at heart, journalist Richard Louv has a message for humankind: Think not only what we can do for nature, but what nature can do for us.' has inspired me to share our moto with you. In our fliers we had written 'kids need nature- nature needs kids'. So no matter where we're in the world our green minds work in the same way : ))


At 10:29am on April 21, 2011, Heather S said…

Hi Suz,


Thank you for the message. I'm not sure why my website wasn't working, but it is still under construction. It is fully working, but I have more work to do on it, and more product to input.


I look forward to having the time to perusing this website more.



At 6:43am on April 20, 2011, Angie Phelps said…

Hi Suz,


Thank you for the message.  I'm excited to utilize this site and the resources.


I received a spam email from this group from someone named "Bella".  I am not sure how to send it directly to you but I am posting it below.  How do you handle issues like this?  Will this person be removed from the group?  It appears as though the comment has been removed from my Wall.


Bella added a comment to your profile on C&NN Connect

Hello (belakennedy@yahoo.com)My name is Bella.I am a female,I was impressed when i saw your profile and will like to establish a long lasting relationship with you. In addition,i will like you to reply me through my private e mail box (belakennedy@yahoo.com)


Thank you, Angie

At 10:40pm on April 19, 2011, Tracy Schauberger said…
A little over a month ago my 10 year old daughter asked me to start a meetup group.  We are homeschoolers, we take frequent nature walks,...she wanted to meet other girls her age to share these experiences with.  We initially called it "Girls Outdoors" Homeschool Meetup Group.  I was unaware of the G.O. movement at the time.  We realized that we didn't want to exclude the boys, so we quickly changed it to "Get Outdoors" GO, I thought how clever.  Not as original as I thought!  Now I come to realize there is a whole movement!!! Wow, this is something I am really passionate about.  The outdoors is a natural classroom, a fallen log the perfect place to sit and "Drop Everything And Read".  It has been a challenge to get our group outdoors.  Even though the 30 some odd families in our group are homeschooled and therefore have a seemingly more flexible schedule, it does not always translate to more outside time.  I am working to get us together and Outside!   I know this is a wonderful way for children to build friendships and thrive.  I really would like to be able help the kids get involved in service projects--stewardship,....caring for local environments.
At 7:39pm on April 19, 2011, Tracy Schauberger said…

I would like to place a link to C&NN on my GO Homeschool Meetup Group.

C&NN would listed under sponsors and perks


"Children & Nature Network

We support the Children & Nature Network"


Please let me know if this is OK.

Thank you.


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