Kids and Nature

Children are quite naturally drawn to the swallowtail flitting about in the air or the shard of greywacke underfoot, which may be why the San Francisco Bay Area has an extensive array of programming to support little people with big curiosities. Connecting kids to the outdoors helps instill a lifelong respect for nature and may be the key to protecting the Bay Area’s wildlife and open spaces in times to come.

Latest from Kids and Nature

Getting People Outside

November 28, 2012 by Beth Slatkin

In a previous era, Michael Closson might have been a pioneer outdoorsman in the Sierra Nevada. Now he’s simply an ...

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An Outdoor Bill of Rights for Kids

October 18, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Some people work full time on behalf of environmental education. Carol Johnson works double-time. As both the Assistant General Manager ...

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Get started geocaching on EarthCache Day

October 14, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Today, it turns out, is the sixth annual “EarthCache Day.” What the heck is that? It’s a natural-sciences-flavored version of ...

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Bringing an Environmental School to Light

October 04, 2012 by Beth Slatkin

During her two years at the Environmental Protection Agency designing the first Energy Star programs, Cyane Dandridge lamented not being ...

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Cousteau: Youth the answer to imperiled oceans

September 27, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

Jean-Michel Cousteau visits Marin's Marine Mammal Center to deliver hope to visiting schoolchildren: "Educating youth is the best investment we can make."

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This Labor Day Weekend … Take a Hike!

August 30, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

It’s Labor Day weekend and you’ve stayed close to home to avoid the crowds and the traffic jams, so where ...

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Regional Parks Foundation

August 23, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Some Bay Area kids have never seen a star in the sky or even know what a tree is. The ...

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EcoFair Marin Returns!

August 13, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

author Van Jones Mark your calendars for September 9th! EcoFair Marin is back, and even better this year, with over ...

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Nature for free, David’s best picks

August 09, 2012 by elaubach

For the sake of saving money or living more sustainably, the “staycation” is becoming ever more popular. But what can ...

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Youth Engagement Award: Sean FitzHoward

May 30, 2012 by Laura Hautala

Sean FitzHoward has a head start on contributing to local conservation. At 16, the high school junior has already completed an internship with The Bay Institute. Now she's volunteering with the California Academy of Sciences. She also founded and runs the Protect the Bay Club at San Francisco's Lowell High School. We caught up with her at Crissy Field to talk about her passion for local environmental action.

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