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San Francisco Children & Nature
Research shows that children who experience meaningful connections to nature in their daily lives are healthier, happier, and more resilient. Yet today’s kids spend half the time playing outside than their parents did. Let’s change that!
San Francisco Children & Nature is a citywide collaborative that works to address the disparities in nature access along socioeconomic and racial lines to ensure all children have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in the outdoors.
Founded in 2017 as part of the national Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) initiative, SF Children & Nature includes active participation from over 30 government agencies, non-profit institutions, and community-based organizations.
Together, we make it easier for youth to have frequent and quality experiences in nature by:
expanding opportunities for nature connection in early education, schools, and neighborhoods
and advocating for places, programs, and policies that support our mission.
We’re building a network of nature play advocates, teachers, parents, young people, planners, designers, managers, coaches, city officials, directors, and community leaders to work together to make lasting change.
For more information, visit www.sfchildrennature.org and sign up to receive SF Children & Nature News.
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