Do you want to get outside more often with your kids but feel overwhelmed and don't know where to start?
Would you like engaging nature activities that are both age and seasonally appropriate?
Do you need packing lists and activity checklists to get you out the door and having fun in no time?
Would you like to have support from an expert in the field and a community of like-minded parents?
Are you looking for planning tips to help you schedule nature time so it happens effortlessly?
Do you want to provide nature experiences for your kids that nurture their health and happiness while creating family memories that will last a lifetime?
Do you want your kids to be totally engaged in what they're doing - experiencing the natural world with all their senses?
Do you want to make the most of this short time with your kids, and create experiences that they'll want to pass down to their children?
Do you want to nurture your kids' health and development through fun, fresh air, and free-play?
Hi, I'm Dr. Jenny!
As a mom, I know the struggle of getting kids outside and engaged with nature. Pulling them away from the screen. The fear of your children getting hurt. What to actually DO when you’re out there. Sometimes it feels impossible to just get out the door.
For the last decade, I've worked as a biologist and professor, researcher, and outdoor guide. I've been involved in countless community education projects that teach ecology and environmental issues to families. I've had the pleasure of partnering with state-wide initiatives that focus on getting kids outside. What I've learned from these experiences can be found throughout Nature Matters Academy.
Join me as we connect our children with nature through simple strategies that even the busiest parent can use. According to scientific research, these strategies will nurture your child's health and happiness. They'll also help your child develop a love and curiosity for the natural world so they're more likely to care for it as adults.
With a few simple tweaks, we can intentionally and consistently infuse nature experiences into our kid’s lives, giving them (and our planet) a brighter future!
I’ve been trying to raise my sons to love and care for the environment but I wasn’t quite sure how. We’d go outside a lot but more for a change of scenery (and sanity!) than learning about nature (also I don’t know much about wildlife) and we tend to do the same activities over and over. I love that Jenny gives suggestions for how to adjust activities depending on your children’s ages. Most of all, the activities are simple, fun, and close to home which was is SO nice because it takes the pressure off of feeling like I need to plan all day outings in order for my sons to ‘connect with’ nature.Yun-A Johnson Your Aesthetic Style