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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

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The Children in Nature Collaborative raises awareness of the issue of children’s health as inextricably linked to play and a relationship to the natural world. To create a world in which all children play, learn, and grow with nature in their everyday lives, the Children in Nature Collaborative engages individuals and organizations to promote personal, institutional, political, and cultural change.

Texas Children in Nature was excited to Co-host the alongside the Children & Nature Network and Westcave Discovery Center of Austin. Attendees were inspired and empowered by leaders from the conservation, health, youth development, technology and urban planning communities. At the Conference we also hosted the first annual Nature Heroes Awards to honor the amazing volunteers who have helped build the movement.

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  • To increase the number and capacity of public, private and nonprofit organizations committed to providing opportunities to connect children with nature

  • To engage the private sector for funding and other support for the Campaign

  • To help provide opportunities for children to participate in unstructured play in the natural environment

  • To further the welfare of California’s children through the following:

    • Encourage children to experience nature and give them the opportunity to develop a sense of wonder and joy for the natural world,

    • Increase children’s awareness that nature is everywhere,

    • Build children’s knowledge of the interconnectedness of natural systems,

    • Help children develop the critical scientific and social skills necessary to address environmental issues, both locally and globally.
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    The Children in Nature Collaborative in the San Francisco Bay Area is part of a growing worldwide movement to reconnect children with nature, inspired by Richard Louv’s book, .

    At the Children & Nature Gala on April 7, 2015 TCiN honored the regional leaders who volunteer their time to connect with the partners and families in their areas. Their dedication, passion and tireless work has allowed TCiN to engage over 300 partners and connect almost 4 million children with nature across Texas.