Connecting Children And Adults With The Wonders of Nature
We promote, facilitate, and strengthen the bond between the nature environments in the New Trier Township and the children and adults who wish to enrich their lives with direct experiences in nature.
How we impact our community
Exposure to the natural world has enormous benefits – cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual – for our health and the healthy development of our children. Yet there has been a growing divide between people and nature.
BackYard Nature Center provides crucial programs and resources to reconnect residents of New Trier Township with nature, including educational programs with our schools, opportunities for community service through habitat restoration, the promotion of nature play and outdoor recreation, and advice for creating a more natural habitat in your own backyard.
The activities planned were meaningful, fun, and powerful learning opportunities.
I will forever be in awe of your ability to plan age-appropriate activities that seamlessly integrated other skills (math, writing, in addition to ecology/science/nature).Hear The Stories
From The Blog
Read the latest BackYard Nature Center member perspectives, environmental articles, and stay current on past newsletter publications.
11 May 2019
I recently read a book entitled “Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives” by Jane Brox. And I thought that it would be about nature because, for me, nature and silence go together….
18 Feb 2018
Education and Nature Play BYNC continued working with our local partners to connect children and adults with the wonders of nature through education and nature play events… We brought a Pop-Up Nature Play Area to winter Let’s Play day BYNC…