The Children in Nature Collaborative in the San Francisco Bay Area is part of a growing worldwide movement to reconnect children with nature, inspired by Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods.

The Children in Nature Collaborative raises awareness of the issue of children’s health as inextricably linked to play and a relationship to the natural world. To create a world in which all children play, learn, and grow with nature in their everyday lives, the Children in Nature Collaborative engages individuals and organizations to promote personal, institutional, political, and cultural change.

For eons, human beings spent most of their formative years in nature. But within the space of a few decades, the way children understand and experience nature has changed radically.


Eric Aaholm // A Very Worthwhile and Extraordinary Journey
Our most recent interview is with Eric Aaholm, executive director of YES, Nature to Neighborhoods. For the past 16 years YES has created bridges and pathways for youth, families, and the community to bring transformative experiences in nature back to homes and neighborhoods in Richmond. … Continue reading →

Nooshin Razani // Access to Nature: A Vital Tool in Coping with Life’s Traumas
Nooshin Razani is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland and a Senior Fellow at the Institute at the Golden Gate in San Francisco. She is the mother of three young children, with close extended family … Continue reading →