Cities Connecting Children to Nature have shared some great resources. These are designed to support those working to connect urban children to nature and develop outdoor nature based skills in young people. The strategic toolkit and guidance document are set in the US context, but will be of value to anyone involved in urban design/ planning and ‘green’ skills development in young people.
City-Corps Partnerships Strategy tool: This tool outlines how cities can partner with service and conservation corps programs that engage youth in outdoor, hands-on service and job training, while accomplishing city goals associated with conservation, recreation or green infrastructure.
Corps projects last 1-12 months as well as after school programmes. They address otherwise unmet community needs in areas such as conservation, recreation and green infrastructure. Corps programmes offer a first employment opportunity for teens, and offer mentoring, coaching, skill/ certification attainment and leadership development.
Cities Engaging Youth as Nature Advocates webinar: This webinar shares strategies emerging from the CCCN about how cities and corps can cultivate future stewards and pathways for employment
Municipal Action Guide for Cities Connecting Children to Nature: This guide helps guide city leaders on how best to implement strategies for equitable access to nature for children, including afterschool and summer programs.