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01/05/2015 - 3:21pm
TimberNook, an innovative nature-based developmental program for children, is launching TimberNook camps in South Dade this February. Miami will be Florida's first TimberNook location.
01/03/2015 - 9:19pm
Sioux City's Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center offers kids a unique nature survival training program, designed to prepare young people for the unexpected things they might face while experiencing the great outdoors.
01/03/2015 - 8:18am
A win for Iowa preschool children: thanks to REAP Conservation Education Program grants, nature and the outdoors are being integrated into northwest Iowa early education classrooms.
12/31/2014 - 4:39pm
Santa Barbara's Wilderness Youth Project utilizes mentoring and engaging outdoor activities for young people with the goal of creating future stewards of the environment.
12/31/2014 - 4:28pm
When 13-year-old Malik from Chicago wrote to Santa asking to feel safe enough to play in his own neighborhood, he never expected to receive a letter back from President Obama.
12/31/2014 - 2:06pm
2014 was important for the children and nature movement in many ways, including being the "year that was" for parks and open space, with record levels of new investment in some states and cities.
12/28/2014 - 9:46pm
Two Bay Area educators are teaming up to bring comprehensive environmental education, which is still relatively rare due to shifting budget priorities, to local elementary schools.
12/28/2014 - 12:42am
In Australia, young adults and young families are camping and caravaning more than ever. Why? It's fun and affordable, and getting out in nature is a perfect way to connect as a family.
12/22/2014 - 1:46pm
Gary Ferguson comments on our growing unease about being in nature, due not only to our discomfort from being "disconnected," but also the fear-inducing portrayal of wilderness in the media.
12/21/2014 - 11:18pm
How can we foster the creativity that is innate in young children in ways that will support their future successes? The answer is in 5 basic principles, all of which can be cultivated outdoors in nature.

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