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
- O'side Trail Tribe meets in and around Oceanside
- Intrepid Trekkers meets in and around Mira Mesa
- Urban Canyoneers meets in and around Balboa Park
- Canyon Creepers meets in various locations
- South Bay Sojourners meets in Chula Vista and the South Bay
- Saturday Scramblers meets in various locations  
- Sages and Songbirds is especially for grandparents and their grandkids and meets in various locations

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!

With special thanks to our sponsor Sandy Hill Nursery School!

We're 1,305 Nature Explorers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, April 4, 2015 11:00 AM

    Eggstra-ordinary "Wild" Egg Hunt and picnic lunch!

    36 Nature Explorers attending
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 AM

    Penasquitos Canyon Waterfall Exploration with Weekend Wanderers

    61 Nature Explorers attending
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00 AM

    Daley Ranch Discoveries - Boulder Loop (Escondido)

    10 Nature Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM

    Torrey Pines Extension

    9 Nature Explorers attending
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 4:00 PM

    Family Campout at Paso Picacho

    34 Nature Explorers attending
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 PM

    Guajome Regional Park - Arbor Day Tree Planting

    14 Nature Explorers attending
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 5:30 PM

    Paso Picacho Potluck!

    35 Nature Explorers attending
 
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