Why Children and Nature?
The San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative (SDCaN) is a group of about 60 local organizations that share a common concern that today’s children have fewer and fewer opportunities to experience nature. Knowing that children who learn and play in nature are happier, healthier, and smarter, SDCaN works to preserve and expand access to nature experiences for all children in the San Diego region. Together, we’re investing in the future of our children and ensuring a healthier environment for current and future generations of San Diegans.
The Collaborative is beginning to shape three initiatives for the San Diego Region: Healthier by Nature, Happier by Nature, and Smarter by Nature. This will move us locally toward the vision that all of San Diego’s children can play, learn, and grow with nature in their everyday lives.
Featured Nature Place
Balboa Park California Native Plant Garden
2221 Morley Field Drive
A quarter mile long footpath loops around the acre demonstration garden of drought tolerant California native plants suitable for home and landscape use.