Policies that Help Connect Kids and Nature

Reconnecting children to nature will take comprehensive policy action on the federal, state and local levels.


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Since its inception in 1936, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has worked to develop public policies that protect the environment and connect children, youth and families with the great outdoors.

Learn more about our federal, state and local campaigns to connect children to nature through public policy by clicking on the links below:

State Action Plans
Let's Move Initiative 
America's Great Outdoors
Natural Play Areas
Youth Outdoors
Environmental Education
Safe Routes to School
Surgeon General

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