Fostering Health y Communities 

through Connection with Nature

Family Nature Clubs (FNCs) are community-based organizations that regularly bring families together to enjoy the benefits of time spent in nature. FNCs can essentially be created by anyone in any community. What FNCs have in common in their structure is that the events occur outdoors, are geared toward full family participation, and are designed to develop positive connections with nature through direct experience and informal learning opportunities. 


 


Resources

Family Nature Clubs

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Books:

  • Unplugged: 15 Steps to Disconnect from Technology and Reconnect with Nature, Yourself, Friends, and Family. Sperling, Jason. (2016). Amazon.
  •  Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together. Dunlap, Julie & Kellert, Stephen. (2012). MIT Press.
  • The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder. Louv, Richard. (2012). Algonquin Books.
  • ​​Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature. Young, Jon. (2010). Owlink Media.
  • The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Leslie, Clare (2010). Families, and Classrooms. Storey Publishing.
  • ​A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons. Van Noy, Rick. (2008). University of Georgia Press.
  • ​ I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonder of Nature.  Ward, Jennifer. (2008). Trumpeter.
  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Louv, Richard. (2008). Algonquin Books.
  •  Sharing Nature with Children II. Cornell, Joseph. (1999). Dawn Publications.