The Partnership was created to ensure that every child in every community experiences
nature directly and develops a personal connection with our
environment. These outdoor experiences build a
sense of stewardship so that our children learn the principles
associated with being responsible guardians of Maryland’s natural resources.
As one part of the State of Maryland’s commitment to re-connecting children and nature, the
Partnership for Children in Nature Executive Order
was signed. This Executive Order formed a public-private partnership
that provided structured and unstructured play activities for children
in the outdoors.
With the Partner's leadership and more than
150 students, educators and business leaders attending, the Children in Nature Partnership kicked off with a
rally in August 2008, hosted by the No Child Left Inside Coalition. The Partnership's 21-member board was introduced and tasked with finding
creative ways to enable children throughout our State to get outside and
learn about nature and make environmental literacy a part of every curriculum.
April 2008Executive Order
The Report and Recommendations
2009 – presentImplementation of Recommended Actions
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