Experiencing the great outdoors relieves stress and anxiety and improves our overall well-being. Sadly, under-served children living in urban areas are often not able to enjoy nature, and we want to change that. Due to a variety of barriers, including the lack of access to green space and lack of transportation, many children do not have the opportunity to connect to nature. We created Outdoor Connection Kits to change this. Together, we can connect kids to nature in a new innovative way.
To make this happen- we need your help! You have the opportunity to provide kits to children living in low income communities throughout the spring and summer.
Each kit contains an exciting lesson and supplies to get kids outside and will contain a wide array of fun, educational and social-emotional well-being materials. Example contents may include items such as: bird feeder making materials, chalk, jump rope, yard games, and nature art supplies.
Our lessons curriculum includes tons of fun activities AND lessons on stress reduction, mindfulness, and anxiety-reducing coping skills.
You connect a child to nature by giving them a Footpath Outdoor Connection Kit! Each season costs $100 per child. Children desperately need a connection to nature right now. You can make that happen.