Children & Nature Network
The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) leads the movement to connect children, families and communities to nature. A multitude of resources and research can be found on their website.
Natural Families Network
The Children & Nature Network has several main initiatives, including the "Natural Families Network". This is a forum for inspiration, support and sharing of ideas and resources among families. Many families are also family nature club leaders or members, but you don't have to be in order to join in the conversation!
Books We Like
Reading is important. Nature is important. Why not combine the two?! Here is a list of books for kids, broken down by age range, that are related to nature. Use these books, both stories and non-fiction, as a starting point for conversation, sharing, and getting out into the real world to explore!
Checklist for Camping
Whether you've never been camping before or you're a seasoned veteran, it never hurts to have a list to double check yourself as you prepare to head out to the great outdoors overnight. Contacting your local outdoor adventure store is also a great resource with knowledgable people!
Books We Like for Grown-ups
Reading is important for adults too! Check out this list of inspiring and informative books. Also included are "activity" books that will help you incorporate nature play and activities into your regular routine!
Hiking with Kids
Don't feel like you've got to go out and spend lots of money in order to get out and explore. Usually all you'll need will be a good pair of walking/hiking shoes, sun protection, plenty of water and a snack. However, there are some things that are "fun" to have along, especially with kids!