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C&NN Posts Five New Publications
Children & Nature Network has published five new resources for leaders, organizers, and participants at the local, national, and international levels. All are available for download free of charge.
Children’s Nature Deficit:
What We Know ‘“ and Don’t Know
by Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., and Richard Louv
A collection of 45 reports and research studies that document a decline in participation in nature-based outdoor activities by many children and youth.
Shared Nature Experience as a Pathway to Strong Family Bonds
Dr. Martha Farrell Erickson’s essay on why time spent in nature is an investment in happier families.
Children and Nature 2009
A REPORT ON THE MOVEMENT TO RECONNECT CHILDREN TO THE NATURAL WORLD
This 55-page report, recently updated with new and revised content, eloquently records the history and progress of the movement to reconnect children and nature. Those who care about the meaning of nature in the human experience will find much here to inform and inspire.
And much more! It does sound like a lot, but most of the reports have Executive Summaries to help you save time.