March 2019

Connect

In This Issue

True Nature

Nature play began to gain traction in the early 2000s and is defined as unstructured play in nature. Research shows dramatic developmental benefits for children who engage in nature play, and also how children in underserved communities are significantly disadvantaged when compared with more wealthy families who live close to hiking trails and parks.

The Full Measure: Are Nature Play Goals Being Met

Interdepartmental Cooperation in Nature Play

National "Day of" Events Can Promote Nature Play


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Monarch Butterfly


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