Indiana Children and Nature Network (ICAN)
Indiana has joined the national movement to get children outdoors by starting our own regional project, the Indiana Children and Nature Network (ICAN).
This project fosters collaborative efforts to encourage children to spend time outdoors. The project is an initiative of the Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI). ICAN brings together government, businesses, nonprofits, academia, individuals, and families to impact a societal change that allows and encourages children to spend more time outdoors.
Mission: Connecting children, families and communities to the natural environment so they can receive the physical, emotional and intellectual benefits of the outdoors while building a lifelong love of nature. We will do this by:
· Raising awareness of the physical, emotional, spiritual health benefits of connecting children with nature;
· Promoting unstructured play and time outdoors for children and adults;
· Engaging a diverse network of people and facilitate collaborations.
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