The Children & Nature Network was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. The organization is the international leader in providing access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to children’s health and well-being. It also has engaged hundreds of young diverse nature-smart leaders through the development of its Natural Leaders program.
The Children & Nature Network engaged LBC Action to foster strategic partnerships centered on policy and nontraditional collaborations, leading to joint efforts with Meridian Institute and two programs of the Aspen Institute, the Opportunity Youth Forum and the Center for Native American Youth.
Last fall, LBC Action facilitated the Children & Nature Network’s annual board meeting, where senior leadership and other stakeholders gathered to create a new theory of change to position the organization for future impact. LBC Action also facilitated policy work at the state and federal level and has been the conduit for a decade long relationship with REI that has helped to empower hundreds of young diverse leaders through outdoor engagement.
LBC Action’s super power is bringing people together — often unlikely partners, to make lasting positive social change.
Executive Director, Children & Nature Network