How to Share Nature with your Child

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  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
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Course Description

"A magical tool to awaken children to the delights of nature." —The National Trust, England

You can create joyful nature experiences and heartfelt memories for you and your child. Learn simple, highly effective methods that have been used around the world for over 30 years.

Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or rural area, you will acquire the skills and confidence to share nature with your child in fun and engaging ways.

Suggested age range: While children and adults of all ages enjoy the Sharing Nature® activities, this course is designed for parents/educators and their children ages 4 and up.

In this course you will:

  • Experience nature through 12 prize-winning games that uplift the mind and touch the heart

  • Learn how to enrich your child’s natural curiosity, empathy, and other important human qualities

  • Discover ways to foster greater respect for the earth

The games and methods featured in this course are from Joseph Cornell’s prize-winning book,Sharing Nature®: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages. Cornell is one of the most highly regarded nature educators in the world today. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have been used by millions of parents, educators, and outdoor leaders. He is the honorary president of Sharing Nature Association of Japan, which has trained 40,000 leaders.

This course is for thoughtful parents and educators who want their children to learn directly from life itself through personal contact with nature. As you and your child experience nature’s joy and aliveness together, you’ll grow closer to nature and to one another.

Contents and Overview

This course includes 27 instructional videos, 12 nature activities, "Action Items", supplemental handouts, and quizzes. You will also receive the full-color PDF of Sharing Nature®: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages. Through clear, step-by-step guidance and explanatory stories, you will learn everything you need to stay safe and to begin to Share Nature with your child.

Each instructional video features an activity or nature awareness principle to enrich you and your child’s experience of the outdoors. An “Action Item” and short quiz is also added to enhance your understanding of the content. The activities and the video voiceover script are excerpted from Sharing Nature®: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages.

Parents all over the world have used these nature activities with great delight and effectiveness. Because they are easy to use and require little to no materials, your full attention can be focused on your child’s experience of nature.

After completing this course, you will have the confidence and skills to take your child outside and share with them the joy of nature.

Expected Outcomes

  1. 12 of Joseph Cornell’s most popular and engaging nature activities
  2. PDF of "Sharing Nature®: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages"
  3. Clear, step-by-step guidance for how to share nature effectively with your child
  4. Guidelines for keeping your child and yourself safe outdoors
  5. How to plan your nature sessions to make the most of your time together
  6. Techniques to foster in your child a love for the earth
  7. Resources to further enhance your family’s relationship with nature