Additional Websites on Environmental Education  
 
America the Beautiful
Operation Green Plant.  Get free seeds.
Children and Nature Network - Research and Studies​.  Four volumes of research on the benefits of nature and the outdoors to children’s health.
Nature Clubs for Families.  Find a nature club near you, access tools to start your own nature club.
Nature Stories and Activities.  Descriptions of family activities and corresponding nature stories.
Newsletter.  Sign up to receive the C&NN newsletter to help stay current on the movement to connect children and nature.
 
First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign
Let's Move Outside.  Lists "Where to Go" and "What to Do" outside!
KABOOM! ​ Helping communities build playgrounds.
Find a Playspace. Search for playgrounds near you.  
 
National Audubon Society
Audubon Centers.  Find a center near you!
Nature Camps.  Audubon nature camps organized by location.
Family Time.  Activities and tips to help families get outside.
Audubon at Home  Links to resources on how to create a healthy yard and instructions on how to create habitats for bees, bats, birds, and more.
 
National Environmental Education Foundation
Children and Nature Initiative.  Specially designed prescription pads, patient brochures, environmental history forms, fact sheet highlighting key scientific studies, training PowerPoint presentation.
National Public Lands Day. The nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.
National Environmental Education Week.. The nation’s largest environmental education event held each year the week before Earth Day.
Nature Center Map  Find a Nature Center near you!
Classroom Earth.  An online resource designed to help high school teachers include environmental content in their daily lesson plans.
Planet Connect.  An online social network where high school students can learn about current environmental issues, funding opportunities, green colleges and environmental careers.
Earth Gauge Kids.  Quizzes and activities that make the connection between weather and the environment, with a new theme each month.
 
National Park Service
Junior Rangers.  National Park Service Junior Rangers complete a series of activities during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge or patch and Junior Ranger certificate.
Park Fun Sites.  Lists things to do in each National Park.
 
National Park Trust
Where's Buddy Bison Been? Initiative  Attach Buddy Bison to your white coat or scrubs to inspire children and families to get outside. You can also purchase Buddy Bison from the website to use as a reward. Kids can even take the Buddy Bison Challenge to see how many park visits they can make this year! 
 
National Wildlife Federation
Get Outside.  Learn about how to protect wildlife for our children's future. Download Be Out There’s Outdoor Family Fun Guide.
Back to School, Back Outside! Report on how outdoor education and outdoor school time create high performance students.
Nature Bag.  Helping children and families reconnect with nature.
Nature Rocks.  Use this site to find fun nature activities and events for kids.
 
Outdoor Foundation
Outdoor Nation.  Find ideas for having fun outdoors.
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