Connecting Children and Families to Nature During the Pandemic

By Andrew Moore and Vera Feeny, National League of Cities




Municipal leaders have an opportunity – even at a time of physical or social distancing – to promote connecting children and families to the outdoors and nature. Such connections can benefit city and town residents of all ages.


Getting outside during COVID-19 offers residents chances to combat social isolation, maintain physical and mental health, enrich connections with nearby parks and public spaces, and set a pattern for a healthier life and ongoing stewardship of the environment.


Read more on the CitiesSpeak blog.

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