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Websites on Children in Nature
Children & Nature Network
Nature has the power to make children healthier, happier and smarter. Our Vision: A world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.
Connecting Kids to Nature
Mother Nature is a great teacher and getting kids outside to learn and play is good for their brains and their bodies.
Connecting Kids and Nature with the National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation’s Green Hour program is designed to encourage, parents, schools, childcare centers, park agencies, camps, grandparents, and others to adopt a goal of an hour per day of time for children to play and learn outdoors in nature.
Websites on Adults in Nature
Association of Nature and Forest Therapy
Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, which translates to "forest bathing."
The Nature Fix by
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.
Vitamin N by
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
Filled with activities, websites, advice, and essays, this guide provides an abundance of inspiration for creating a nature-rich life for both kids and adults.
Last Child in the Woods by
Publication Date: 2008-04-22
The author presents a study showing how a child's lack of connection to nature can cause obesity, distraction, and depression, and offers suggestions on how nature can be used to enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Balanced and Barefoot by
Publication Date: 2016-04-22
A pediatric occupational therapist explains why unrestrained movement and outdoor play are vital for children's cognitive development, and offers fun, engaging activities to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.
Shinrin Yoku by
Publication Date: 2018-06-12
Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. In this wonderful book, science meets nature and mindfulness. Perfect for adults who want to relax.
Outdoor Wonderland by
Publication Date: 2018-03-05
Provides suggestions for different outdoor activities, including bug hunting, counting stars, planting a garden, and building a woodland hideout.
Ideas for Things You can Do Outdoors
Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring activities to do outside in nature.
23 Nature Activities for Kids to Create, Explore & Learn
These nature activities are ways to put the oomph in getting outside! Explore, find new things in nature, get creative in how you use it and just have fun!
Awesome STEAM Nature Activities for Kids
Learn using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) concepts while you explore plants, animals, living and nonliving things, and so much more!
Start Your Own Family Nature Club
There are a variety of terrific resources available to help inspire, inform and support Nature Clubs for Families with ideas, activities, tips and tools.
Articles on the Benefits of Being in Nature
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