Connecting Children and Nature
Connecting Children and Nature:
Provide opportunities for children and families to spend time in nature for active and imaginative play as well as reflection and renewal.
- Polk County Public Health
- City of Crookston
- City of Fertile
- Marshall County Public Health
- City of Warren
- Statewide Health Improvement Program
- Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
- College of Design - Center for Sustainable Building Research
- School of Public Health
- University of Minnesota Crookston
- Hosted the Connecting Children and Nature Conference at University of Minnesota Crookston in Sept 2010, supported by USFWS Challenge Grant, and Designing Natural Play Spaces Workshop at University of Minnesota Crookston in October 2012.
- Awarded 25 mini-grants to community groups interested in connecting children and nature in 2010-2011, supported by USFWS Challenge Grant
- Supported design process for Natural Play Spaces in Warren, Crookston, Fertile, Fosston, Mahnomen and Ada in 2011-2012.
- Conducted research about public health benefits of natural play spaces.
US FWS Challenge Grant $25,000Last updated 8-23-2011