Kids do better outside!
Welcome to the Kids In Nature Network.
Being outdoors and in nature is good for us. It makes us happier, healthier, more resilient and more caring.
Over the past decades, childhood has changed. Kids have moved indoors as screens have replaced green places.
We act to empower, connect and grow a cross-sectoral movement that gets kids back outside. Join us.
In the light of the COVID-19 virus developments, Kids In Nature Network and Hume City Council decided to cancel the Nature Play Week 2020 Launch Event on March 28.
However, recognising that being out in nature is good for our physical and mental health and that of children, we encourage everyone to continue to go outside and play in nature responsibly.
Because the face to face events had been cancelled, Nature Play Week 2020 focused entirely on sharing inspiring, simple ideas for local nature play.
There are many simple and fun nature play activities you can do yourself in your backyard or local park. Kids In Nature Network will continue to share ideas and resources for activities.
Click here for some inspiring nature play ideas.
Please continue to share your ideas/videos/resources with us, so we can share them far and wide. We look forward to hearing from you!
Nature Play Week 2020
Nature Play Week 2020 ran from March 25 until April 5. Instead of face to face events, the week focussed entirely on sharing inspiring, simple ideas for local nature play.
Threatened Species Children's Art Competition 2019
The Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition 2019 had over 600 entries and celebrated its 40 finalists on National Threatened Species Day.
Have a look at the amazing artworks.
State of Nature Play Report
Have a read of what over 350 organisations working to connect kids to nature have told us.