Tag: "Family Bonding"

HOW WE SPEND OUR DAYS: The Real, the Virtual, and Placing Our Children in Nature’s Path

HOW WE SPEND OUR DAYS: The Real, the Virtual, and Placing Our Children in Nature’s Path

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard. All along the creek are miles and miles of beaver dams in all stages of construction and deterioration. Behind dry, deserted dams, the silt is built up to dam level, making it clear that it was time for the […]

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HOLIDAY LOVE LETTERS

HOLIDAY LOVE LETTERS

It’s the season — that time of year, perhaps especially this year, when we consider our ties to others. At C&NN, we’ve often made the case that nature experiences can strengthen family and friendship bonds, and we’ve made it in our family nature guide, Together in Nature, and in Marti Erickson’s fine C&NN Leadership Paper on […]

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Our Family Camping Adventure: Do Families Get Closer Through Outdoor Experiences?

Our Family Camping Adventure: Do Families Get Closer Through Outdoor Experiences?

Summer has always traditionally been a time when people come together to get outside and go camping. America has been the leader in establishing the “great idea’ of National Parks, as Ken Burns showcased so well in his documentary last year, and in having generations of families head out on the road to camp every […]

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Military Families and Nature: The Natural Connection

Military Families and Nature: The Natural Connection

Watching a family bond through a shared outdoor experience is always special, as it reminds you of the power of nature and how it can bring people together. But to see military families, who have served and sacrificed to protect our nation, is truly inspiring and humbling. Our family was honored to participate in an […]

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