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Today,  I’d like to ask your support for The Children & Nature Network (C&NN).  C&NN invests in change makers to build networks that support the health and vitality of cities, provide green job opportunities for young leaders, strengthen family connections in the outdoors, and collect expertise and research to increase awareness and fuel grassroots campaigns worldwide.  Many of the stories we have published about connecting kids to nature describe projects and ideas that were either directly supported or inspired by C&NN and the thoughts of its co-founder  .

Here are a couple of easy ways to help:

 

1. Donate TODAY and help C&NN earn $25k!

Double the impact of your gift during their “Donor Double-Up Challenge!” 250 new donors + 25 previous donors doubling their last gift = $25,000 matching gift from anonymous donors.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE — #GIVENATURE TODAY!


2. Become a Children and Nature Champion!

This is easy too:

  1. Download the C&NN ‘GROW THE MOVEMENT’ flyer using the link below.
  2. Share it electronically with people in your network.
  3. Include a message about why you support C&NN’s work and ask your friends to do the same!

BECOME A CHILDREN & NATURE CHAMPION!

Download and share this PDF.

TOGETHER  

WE ARE INVESTING IN LEADERS WHO

INCREASE NATURE ACCESS FOR ALL CHILDREN

Here are some examples of people like you that understand the importance of connecting children with nature in their everyday lives and have found great support from C&NN.

GRASSROOTS LEADERS

800 grassroots campaigns fueled by research, tools and training, including 500 grassroots leaders at the inaugural C&NN conference.

Carmen Burks“ I am grateful to have found so many kindred spirits at the Children & Nature Network Conference. I felt honored and valued for the work I’m doing and left with new energy and ideas to connect kids to nature as they walk to school.” — Carmen Burks Cincinnati, Ohio

CITY LEADERS

60 mayors and municipal leaders increasing critical nature access for underserved populations in 12 U.S. cities

Ralph Becker“I applaud C&NN’s partnership with the National League of Cities. Time spent in natural areas improves mental and physical health, supports learning and decreases stress. Why wouldn’t we invest in something that makes children happier, healthier and smarter?” — Mayor Ralph Becker Salt Lake City, Utah

FAMILY LEADERS

38,000 families spending active time together in nature with 220 Family Nature Clubs

Pike Family“ Family Adventures in Nature has changed our lives, showing us that we can be adventurous and have fun even with babies and small children. Thank you for showing us that canyons, trees and boulders are opportunities to have fun, develop motor skills, decrease anxiety and increase confidence.” — The Pike Family San Diego, California

NATURAL LEADERS

200 diverse Millennial leaders creating nature connections for thousands of people in 46 states

CJ Goulding“ In this movement, I am a leader, and the Natural Leaders Network has invested in me. I am committed to clearing the spider webs and perceived barriers so that others may follow freely into nature.” —CJ Goulding Seattle, WA

 

MORE ABOUT THE CHILDREN & NATURE NETWORK

After the publication of Last Child in the Woods in 2005, author Richard Louv and other thought leaders co-founded the Children & Nature Network to fuel the global grassroots movement to reconnect children with nature. C&NN invests in local grassroots leaders, inspiring and supporting them to take action to create a future in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.  You can learn more and contribute at the Children & Nature Network website.

 

A Final Note

We, at Explore! the eMagazine for Adventure and Exploration, receive no financial support from The Children & Nature Network, but we do contribute.  When you click on product links, like the link to Last Child in the Woods book, above, or the ads and links to the right, then buy something, we get a small percentage of what you  pay.  That helps fund this website and allows us to contribute to great organizations like C&NN that support the ideals of our mission “to improve your health by encouraging you to explore the outdoors. ”  Thank you for contributing to  C&NN!

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