We are a local San Diego group dedicated to helping families connect their children to nature. Inspired by Richard Louv's book, Last Child in the Woods, this "family nature club" helps families get nature back on their calendars with a variety of opportunities each month in and around the San Diego region. We typically offer 2-3 outdoor adventures per month on the weekends plus a variety of weekday outings. We encourage adults to follow their children's lead in nature, fostering their natural sense of wonder and awe.
In addition to the overall FAN group, we have established several "Nearby Nature Clubs" that meet within the same geographical region each week:
- Wilderness Wednesdays meets predominately in the Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos and Poway communities
- Encinitas Explorers meets in Encinitas and surrounding areas
- PB Peregrines meets mostly in the Pacific Beach/Clairemont areas
- O'side Trail Tribe meets in and around Oceanside
- Nature's Playground meets in and around Scripps Ranch
- Thursday Trekkers meets in and around Mira Mesa
Please contact Janice with any questions or feedback, or if you'd like information on how to start up a group "nearby" your home! We'd love to help you with resources and mentorship. Thanks and we hope to see you out in nature soon!
We are also a proud collaborative partner with the San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative (SDCaN) and the Children and Nature Network.
We highly recommend you visit www.childrenandnature.org for the latest in research and resources!
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:30 PM
Friday, December 20, 2013 2:30 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 10:00 AM
Saturday, December 28, 2013 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:30 PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1:30 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:00 PM