This meetup group is for anyone with a desire to create opportunities for children to explore and learn about our natural world. In our current fast-paced society there is a tendency for people to become disconnected from nature, which I believe can have grave consequences, particularly for the very young.
It is my goal that this group will enable children to be immersed in nature and to experience first-hand where their food comes from. Examples of activities we may do: get out into the wilderness to get exercise and breathe fresh air (full of oxygen from the plants), identify plants and animals, search for signs of animals and the changes of the seasons, start seeds, look for nature in our backyards, read books together, sing and celebrate nature. The possibilities are limited only by the confines of our imaginations.
As adults we will serve as teachers and guides with the added benefit of experiencing nature ourselves. It takes a community to raise a child, so let's join together to make the world a happier, healthier place, starting with the children.
If you decide to join the group, please provide a recognizable photo of yourself to facilitate finding each other at meetups.