NATURE CLUBS FOR FAMILIES:
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A few key benefits
Natre Cls or Families can e create in an neighor-
hoo — whether inner cit, sran, or rral — an inan economic setting.Natre Cls or Families can e oine or create an
amil—single parents, extene amilies, riens who eellike amilies.The Natre Cls or Families approach can reak own
ke arriers, incling ear o strangers, since there issaet in nmers.There is the motivation actor—it’s mch more likel o
an or amil are going to show p at a park on Satramorning i o know there’s another amil waiting or o.Share knowlege: Man parents want to give their kis
the gits o natre, t the on’t eel the know enoghaot natre to o so.An, importantl, there is no nee to wait or ning.
Families can o this themselves an o it now.
The prpose o this
C&NN Nature Clubs or Families Tool Kit: Do It Yoursel! Do It Now!
is to provie inspiration, inormation, tips an resorces or those who are—or who might e—intereste in creating a Natre Cl or Families. In creating theTool Kit, we’ve rawn on what man other amilies have one an learne. We alsoencorage o to evelop an se or own ieas.
whAt is A nAture Clubfor fAmilies?
A Natre Cl or Families is a grop o people with aninterest in connecting chilren with natre. Each NatreCl or Families is niqe. Some meet weekl at the sameran park—plaing, iling rienships, an singing withpreschoolers an their parents. Some take homeschoolingamilies on length walks or ocse natre st. Sometake the orm o oisteros amil trail hikes that comineki-riven pla with sponta-neos natre oservation.Whatever their orm, allshare these asic goals:Get otsie in natre on areqent asis; gather chilren,riens an commnitmemers to share otooraventres; an experiencethe enets o time spenttogether otsie.
PURPOSE OF ThIS TOOL KIT
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