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Six Great Ways Parks Connect Kids to Nature

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by Rich Dolesh A park manager from Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton, OH, Todd Catchpole, recently told me about finding a secret nature place built by kids in one of their parks. This charming and unexpected construction, literally a little living room in the woods, was located near a stream, out of...

The value of parks to kids I not always obvious. Read about some unexpected nature discovery play sites revealed to the delight of the observer.

Youth Outdoor Equity Leadership Fund by C&NN

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Juan Martinez and his colleagues founded the Natural Leaders Network in 2009, using the outdoors as a platform to elevate youth voice and action. Since that time, C&NN has been supporting young leaders on the front lines of positive change, racial equity and justice in communities across the U.S. Th...

Join us in promoting the Natural Leaders Network in their efforts to support our young leaders for positive change.

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Take a chance to take a walk today. Be on the look out for animal tracks today. A great tool for figuring out what animal made those tracks is the iTrack Wildlife app. You can walk at whatever time works best for your family, walk around the neighborhood, to a local park, or just search in your own yard. Experts are telling us that going out in nature for a walk is important - it helps keep us active, is good for our mental health, and allows us to soak up some sun and fresh air. Nature can be what is around you, no need to go far away to find it. You can find nature near you at Nature Rocks Texas: https://www.naturerockstexas.org/.

Take a chance to take a walk today. What can you find today that is yellow? You can walk at whatever time works best for your family, walk around the neighborhood, to a local park, or just search in your own yard. Experts are telling us that going out in nature for a walk is important - it helps keep us active, is good for our mental health, and allows us to soak up some sun and fresh air. Nature can be what is around you, no need to go far away to find it. You can find nature near you at Nature Rocks Texas: https://www.naturerockstexas.org/.

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