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This July, celebrate A Lifetime of Discovery with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for Park and Recreation Month! NRPA challenges you to redefine how you think about your local parks and recreation facilities and explore their many “undiscovered” offerings. City parks serve a critical role in connecting children to nature; great design and culturally-relevant programming can further enhance these benefits. You can learn more about how to get involved by visiting NRPA’s website and join the conversation via twitter #DiscoverJuly.

#MoveEquity tweetchat with @LeagueofCities & @ChildrenNature, July 25, 2018 at 2PM ET


Links to children & nature news and updates for city leaders:

ASLA: Co-designing with kids

Education Week: Nature gap and high school redesign

Sierra Club: The power of city camping

Considering the natural environment in the creation of child-friendly cities: Implications for children's subjective well-being

Land & Water Conservation Fund: Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

Center for Active Design: Civic design guidelines

The Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) initiative helps city leaders and their partners ensure that all children have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in nature, from urban parks and community gardens to the great outdoors. Check out our online resource hub, and join the conversation on  twitter with #citykids2nature!

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