24 min

Connecting Our Children with Nature Loose Parts Nature Play

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Why aren’t children connecting to nature?
http://www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There.aspx
Why should children connect with nature?
Quotes http://www.childrennatureandyou.org/quotes.html
 
Join an online challenge or group
Seasonal photo challenges http://www.goexplorenature.com/2012/12/2013-winter-nature-photo-scavenger-hunt.html
Weekly topic challenges
http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/ 
Outdoor family communities
http://www.childrenandnature.org/movement/naturalfamilies/
 
State Programs
DNR—Get Up and Go Outside
http://www.in.gov/dnr/kids/5991.htm
DNR Kids Page
http://www.in.gov/dnr/kids/5991.htm
Hoosier Outdoor Child
Indiana Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights
Patch Programs—challenge, encouragement
http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2418.htm
 
National Programs
National Parks—build them into vacations
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
NP Webrangers
http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/
NP Junior Ranger Programs
http://www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.cfm
No Child Left Inside
http://www.eenc.org/index.php/in-the-news/no-child-left-inside
 
Websites
http://www.childrenandnature.org/
http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/
Outdoor study challenges
www.goexplorenature.com
 
Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
 
Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
 
Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

Why aren’t children connecting to nature?
http://www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There.aspx
Why should children connect with nature?
Quotes http://www.childrennatureandyou.org/quotes.html
 
Join an online challenge or group
Seasonal photo challenges http://www.goexplorenature.com/2012/12/2013-winter-nature-photo-scavenger-hunt.html
Weekly topic challenges
http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/ 
Outdoor family communities
http://www.childrenandnature.org/movement/naturalfamilies/
 
State Programs
DNR—Get Up and Go Outside
http://www.in.gov/dnr/kids/5991.htm
DNR Kids Page
http://www.in.gov/dnr/kids/5991.htm
Hoosier Outdoor Child
Indiana Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights
Patch Programs—challenge, encouragement
http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2418.htm
 
National Programs
National Parks—build them into vacations
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
NP Webrangers
http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/
NP Junior Ranger Programs
http://www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.cfm
No Child Left Inside
http://www.eenc.org/index.php/in-the-news/no-child-left-inside
 
Websites
http://www.childrenandnature.org/
http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/
Outdoor study challenges
www.goexplorenature.com
 
Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
 
Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
 
Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

24 min