Pick up a Playbook.
Plan your Play.
Make a difference.
You can plan a play on your own, with friends, with a parent, with colleagues, in a classroom. Use whatever skills and means you have—it should reflect you. Through all our actions, a new generation will be more connected with Nature than ever. It’s up to YOU! Go play!
Strategies and Plays
The #NatureForAll Playbook and Nature Playbook are organized into STRATEGIES and PLAYS:
Strategies to Connect with Nature
- Bring Children into Nature at an early age
- Find and share the fun in Nature
- Use urban gateways to Nature
- Embrace technology
- Share cultural roots and ancestry in Nature
- Seek out diverse partnerships
- Empower a new generation of leaders
What is a Nature Play?
Inspired by The Nature Playbook, nature plays are “actions that get you or other people outside.” Nature plays range from “quick plays,” like splashing in a puddle or identifying plants and animals, to “signature" or "feature" plays, organized and inspiring initiatives that can be adapted to your local context, such as forest schools or geocaching.
- Quick Play: Simple, effective activities that individuals can do anywhere.
- Featured/Signature Plays: Organized initiatives chosen largely from the collection of #NatureForAll Success Stories for their impact, their potential, and their ability to be adapted. They are models among many great options to inspire individuals and organisations worldwide
- Play it Forward: Bold ideas addressing the current situation, setting the stage for a bright future.
The #NatureForAll Playbook
The #NatureForAll Playbook is designed to inspire action—bringing people from all walks of life into the Nature game.
The #NatureForAll Playbook has been developed in partnership with the Canadian Parks Council (CPC), with input from many other #NatureForAll partners. Using the CPC’s The Nature Playbook as a base, it incorporates much of the language and many of the same ideas and examples.
It is augmented and expanded with ideas and examples received through international workshops held during the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress and the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress as well as the outcomes of the 2015 Paul-F Brandwein Institute’s North American Summit: Inspiring a New Generation, and through ongoing collaboration among some 150 #NatureForAll partners worldwide.
The Nature Playbook
In 2015, the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) formed a citizen working group to develop an action guide to connect Canadians with Nature. One year later, The Nature Playbook was launched to great acclaim.
Like a coach’s playbook, The Nature Playbook is intended to bring “the team” together and inspire movement. To this end, the Playbook urges Canadians to participate in Nature plays, “actions that get you or other people outside.” Nature plays range from “quick plays,” like splashing in a puddle or identifying plants and animals, to “signature plays,” organized and inspiring initiatives that can be adapted to your local context, such as forest schools or geocaching.
The Nature Playbook in Action - Coast to Coast
- New Brunswick is the perfect place to put them into action. With diverse provincial and national parks, you’ll find unspoiled natural spaces that are ripe for exploration any time of year - sun or snow, rain or shine. Read more...
- 'The Canadian Parks Council wants kids to connect with nature through a book called the Nature Playbook. Chloe Dragon Smith is the Youth Co-Chair of the Nature Playbook Working Group' - CBC The Homestretch