Join the Naperville Family Nature club along with other nature enthusiastic families for new outdoor local adventures. It’s a great opportunity for you and your children to connect with nature, meet new friends, get active, and be outdoors.
Family ties are strengthened, a sense of community is nourished, and a sense of place is cultivated. All in all, nature is good for children and their friends and family, too!
We know nature is good for us and science is reminding us that it is important, healthy and fun for children to play outdoors—and especially with natural vegetation— as a part of their everyday lives. When they do, they are happier, healthier, smarter, more self-disciplined and focused. They are more self-confident, creative, cooperative, better problem-solvers, more optimistic and more physically fit. By being outdoors, children develop an appreciation for the natural world and are more likely to exhibit long-term stewardship for the environment. childrenandnature.org
DATES & TIMES
3:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday, March 22 (Spring)
3:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday, June 24 (Summer)
3:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday, September 30 (Fall)
ALLISON MITCH: Allison is an ecologist, physical therapist and healing arts practitioner (yoga, reiki), part time professor, and mom – an eclectic professional and personal mix that birthed her own WILD woman through the recognition of the connection and depth with all of life. In her circles, she seeks to create a sacred and inviting space for self-reflection, meditation, healing, and reconnection with nature for the return of soulfulness, or “re-wilding”. Allison is also committed to increasing the connection of her children and her community with nature by offering family nature excursions (Naperville Family Nature Club) in Naperville and the surrounding suburbs. www.wildwomaninthesuburbs.com