Grandparents Into Nature, Experiencing Planet Earth with your grandkids

 

Grandparents Into Nature offers bonding experiences for grandparents and grandchildren built around nature - Photos by Jenny Erickson, Springfield, Missouri, United States and Mateusz Stachowski, Poland

How Grandparents Into Nature Began

As a geologist, educator/trainer, speaker and author, Doc Rock (Barbara Joyce Frank) has spent her career helping people of all ages connect deeply with Planet Earth.

Since returning to the United States 20 years ago, she became concerned about the trend for children to spend hours in cyberspace and less and less time outdoors. In 2005, Richard Louv in his landmark book Last Child in the Woods coined the term Nature Deficit Disorder to focus attention on this phenomenon and the consequences for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults.

Around the same time, Doc Rock became a grandmother, which intensified her passion around this issue. It was then that she came up with the idea to harness the love and devotion of grandparents to restore the bond of children and Nature.

The company Grandparents Into Nature was created to inspire, educate and motivate grandparents to take their grandchildren by the hand to enjoy and learn about Nature together: the best gift of all.

 

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