The Kesho Trust has long been a promoter of youth engagement with nature, beginning back in 2007 especially through the efforts of Bob Peart [former Director and currently KT Advisor] who developed and promoted our Nature Child Reunion initiative. That work stimulated not only the development of the Child and Nature Alliance but also created a strong link with Richard Louv’s Children and Nature Network in the USA. The movement has grown dramatically over the intervening years and is once again on the agenda of the World Parks Congress which is happening in November 2014 in Australia.
The movement in Canada has been significant as well and the Canadian Parks Council [which is an organization of provincial, territorial and federal parks agencies] has just released a new report on the subject. For those interested in the subject it is a useful compilation of ideas and background to the subject.