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2016 Nature’s Alliance – Reagan HS

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Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative: In 2014 the National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network partnered together to create the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative (CCCN) with the goal of helping city leaders and their partners ensure that all children have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in nature, from city parks to the great outdoors.

The initiative believes that City leaders have extensive tools at their disposal to connect young people with nature and create the next generation of environmental stewards. Importantly, cities can play a role in closing the “nature gap,” particularly among low-income children and children of color. The Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative was created to support cities that want to build and strengthen connections to nature as integral elements of city plans and policies, programs, partnerships, and leadership strategies.

The problem we’re trying to solve:  Today’s youth are spending less and less time in the outdoors playing in and connecting with the natural world. This lack of time spent outdoors and lack of unstructured play can have negative affects on children’s physical and mental health as well as their cognitive development and overall well being.

Parks & Recreation RFP – Velocity Skillpoint Alliance

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Click here to view the Nature’s Alliance Prezi.