The Importance of Connecting Children to Nature

The Importance of Connecting Children to Nature

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Nature Canada – NatureHood Program

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


With more than 80 percent of Canadians living in urban centres, we are unfortunately becoming less connected to nature. This is having a huge impact on humans, particularly children. And yet, the majority of Canadians live close to a public park and have access to nearby nature.

The benefit of connecting children of all ages to nature is conclusive—their social, psychological, academic and physical health is positively impacted when they have daily contact with nature.

The solution is simple, take your kids outside and (re)discover nature in your neighbourhood. From watching a bee pollinate a flower, to watching birds at your feeder, you will find nearby nature all around.

Nature Canada’s NatureHood program does just that – connects people of all ages to nature right where they live through celebratory events, educational and stewardship activities, and through wildlife observation, all set in urban green spaces.

Our local NatureHood partners are gearing up for events in your region this spring so be sure to check it out, explore and learn more about nature and wildlife. I guarantee it will nurture your body and soul.


Contact Us
Nature Canada
Suite 300, 75 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7

Telephone: 1-800-267-4088 FREE
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Telephone: 613-562-3447

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Project entered on: March 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm

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