R:                              R   DE D                          O AN                   D DI S S,               IT N     ...
KIDS AND NATURE                                                  2009: California                                         ...
CHILDREN AND NATURE CONNECTION     We envision aNORTHERN COLORADO                  community that collaborates            ...
QUICK SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ANDPROGRESS•   Indicators of Nature Deficit Disorder•   Benefits of Nature•   Some Emerging Idea...
How Children Lostthe Right to Roamin Four GenerationsBy David DerbyshireJune 15, 2007
WHAT THE RESEARCH INDICATESIndicators of NDD•Playscapes•Safety•Time outside•Technology•Physical activity and health•Obesit...
WHAT THE RESEARCH INDICATESBenefits of Nature and Play•Physical and mental health•Growth and Development•Student achieveme...
EMERGING IDEASHealth Programs  • Rx Play  • Let’s MovePlethora of Other ProgramsToolkits  • World Forum Foundation Toolkit...
EXPERIENCE LANDSCAPE
NATURE OF PLAY (Stuart Brown)Patterns of Play•Attunement Play•Body Play and Movement•Object Play•Social Play•Imaginative a...
NEEDED EVIDENCE                  Wells, Butler, & Koke, 2012
Helpful Resources:Children and Nature Network (www.chidrenandnature.org)National Institute for Play (www.nifplay.org)Paren...
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Nature Deficit Disorder: Research, Trends and Hopeful Signs

  1. 1. R: R DE D O AN D DI S S, IT N IC RE D EF , T S E CH IGN UR AR L S . AT SE FU .D . PH CN E E , LS S, IN A D O P EL CE R R O W R O LO LA OU , C H C EL ES NS R R I A S LL 2 M E LL CO 01 W T 2 R 9, FO LY JU
  2. 2. KIDS AND NATURE 2009: California develops the ...A SHORT HISTORY first Children’s Bill of Rights 2009-10: Colorado Lt. Gov completes 2005-2007: statewide listening 2008: NPS, USFS, Google hits on session; proposed other federal and “nature deficit Colorado Children’s state agencies disorder” go from Bill of Rights2005: Richard Louv acknowledge Kids 2009: Colorado 0 to 1 million and Naturepublishes, Last Child State SCORPin the Woods: Saving acknowledges Kidsour Children from 2007: and NatureNature Deficit NationalDisorder Children and 2010: President’s Nature 2009: First America’s Great 2006: Richard Network Colorado Kids Outdoors Louv speaks in established. Outdoors Day acknowledges Fort Collins; held in Denver Kids and Nature Children and Nature Connect – 2008: Colorado Northern Kids Outdoors 2010: GoCo Colorado formed. (Denver) formed Strategic Plan 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  3. 3. CHILDREN AND NATURE CONNECTION We envision aNORTHERN COLORADO community that collaborates enthusiastically to promote meaningful relationships between children and nature. 1. Build Awareness 2. Build Capacity 3. Reduce Barriers
  4. 4. QUICK SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ANDPROGRESS• Indicators of Nature Deficit Disorder• Benefits of Nature• Some Emerging Ideas• The Nature of Play• Needed Evidence (Outcomes and Impact)
  5. 5. How Children Lostthe Right to Roamin Four GenerationsBy David DerbyshireJune 15, 2007
  6. 6. WHAT THE RESEARCH INDICATESIndicators of NDD•Playscapes•Safety•Time outside•Technology•Physical activity and health•Obesity•Freedom and autonomy•Low eco-literacy
  7. 7. WHAT THE RESEARCH INDICATESBenefits of Nature and Play•Physical and mental health•Growth and Development•Student achievement•Lower violence and aggression•Cooperation and collaboration•Greater Sense of Place•Mentorship
  8. 8. EMERGING IDEASHealth Programs • Rx Play • Let’s MovePlethora of Other ProgramsToolkits • World Forum Foundation Toolkits • Colorado Communities ToolkitRegional Planning • Plug into Nature • Experience Landscapes
  9. 9. EXPERIENCE LANDSCAPE
  10. 10. NATURE OF PLAY (Stuart Brown)Patterns of Play•Attunement Play•Body Play and Movement•Object Play•Social Play•Imaginative and Pretend Play•Storytelling-Narrative Play•Transformative-Integrative and CreativePlay
  11. 11. NEEDED EVIDENCE Wells, Butler, & Koke, 2012
  12. 12. Helpful Resources:Children and Nature Network (www.chidrenandnature.org)National Institute for Play (www.nifplay.org)Parents’ Guide to Nature Play (www.greenheart.org)Exercise is Medicine (www.exerciseismedicine.org)Let’s Move (www.letsmove.gov/outside)Nature Rocks (www.naturerocks.org) Remember… we don’t want to be the last generation for whom playing outside was normal.

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