This meetup group is designed for parents and children to meet other parents and children who want to get out and explore nature! We'll be going on nature hikes and field trips so that our children can explore, respect, and appreciate nature...

Join us as we go out on local nature walks (the beautiful San Gabriel mountains and Angeles National Forest in our backyard are a great place to start), seasonal fruit picking, educational field trips to local museums and gardens, and general outdoor fun (feeding the ducks at Bonelli Park, tide pooling, sledding in Mt. Baldy). I'll have relevant books and crafts ready to further engage our children. We'll also give back to nature with an annual service month by planting trees and cleaning up some parks. All of our explorations will be done with the children in mind.  So, our hikes will be more like nature walks, for beginners, short and most likely slow as we discover the plants, animals and habitats along the trails.

Why should you get your child outdoors? Because nature is good for us.  Evidence shows that it is important, healthy and fun for children to have frequent and varied opportunities for play outdoors-and especially outdoors with natural vegetation-as part of their everyday lives. When they do, they are happier, healthier and smarter.  They are more self-disciplined and focused.  They are more self-confident, creative and cooperative. They are better problem solvers, more optimistic and more physically fit. Family ties are stregthened, a sense of community is nourished, and a sense of place is cultivated.  All in all, nature is good for children and their friends and family too!

I want to teach my son to love, respect and appreciate nature. I hope you want to give your children the same gift! Young Nature Explorers is a great way to get started, get involved, and get the benefits of time in nature!

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:00 AM

    Beach Day

    18 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 6:30 PM

    Shark Camp

    11 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:00 AM

    Free day at Rancho Santa Ana botanic gardens

    6 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    Night Walk at Oak Glen Preserve

    2 Explorers attending
  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 10:00 AM

    JPL Open house

    49 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:00 PM

    Night Walk at Oak Glen Preserve

    3 Explorers attending
  • Sunday, October 18, 2015 9:30 AM

    Cal Poly Pumpkin Festival and Insect Fair

    18 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 5:30 PM

    Things That Go Bump In The Night

    16 Explorers attending
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015 12:00 PM

    Irvine park pumpkin patch

    8 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 AM

    Pilgrim Place Festival

    16 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 5:00 PM

    Night Walk at Oak Glen Preserve

    4 Explorers attending
  • Monday, December 21, 2015 4:00 PM

    Irvine Park Christmas Train

    7 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 AM

    Cal Poly Pomona Strawberry Festival

    11 Explorers attending
 

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Founded Jul 19, 2012

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Lillian Manzella and 2 more…
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