The prescription for 'Nature Deficient Disorder'

Larimer County Natural Resources and partners would like to hear residents’ ideas about what can be done to better connect families with nature and outdoor recreation. In a recent county-wide survey, roughly 75 percent of participants responded that they would like their children to spend more time in nature and outdoors than they currently do.

Come share ideas at one of the upcoming Plug in to Nature community meetings. Input from these meetings will form solutions to address a trend called “Nature Deficient Disorder” in which kids and families are not fully benefiting from all that nature has to offer.

The meetings will be interactive and engaging by utilizing games and instant polling to gather your input – so bring the entire family. There will be food and drinks, as well as activities for all ages.

Fort Collins — Nov. 3, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Community Room at Council Tree Library
Wellington — Nov. 3, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Leeper Center
Estes Park — Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hondius Room at the Estes Park Library
Fort Collins — Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., N. Side Aztlan Center
Loveland — Nov. 5, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Oak Room at the Chilson Center

Larimer County Natural Resources is seeking to identify practical, community-based solutions to increase families’ time outdoors through Plug in to Nature, which is funded by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and assisted by Design Workshop Inc.

Learn more about the project at the www.larimer.org/plugintonature, and share your thoughts at the upcoming meetings.

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