Children and Nature Connection

We are a collaboration of northern Colorado agencies, organizations, and individuals who support parents, educators and youth leaders in efforts to connect kids to nature.

Healing the broken bond between our young and nature is in our self interest, not only because aesthetics or justice demands it, but also because our mental, physical, and spiritual health depends on it.
— Richard Louv

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Do your kids play in nature?
We know it's good for kids (and for you!) to be outdoors in nature, so how do you go about getting them to spend more time outside? It's not hard - and you don't have to travel.
Here are some ideas.
You don't have to go far...
We are lucky to have nature all around us! From the neighborhood mini-wild places to our abundant public parks and natural areas, kids can spend 15 minutes or a whole day exploring and playing in nature.
Check out these places.
Get Involved
From talking to your friends, to joining us to reach out to a variety of audiences, we need your help to increase awareness about why kids should play in nature and how to make it easy. To help out, in a small or big way, join us.