On April 13, 2009, Governor Kathleen Sebelius issued an Executive Order creating the Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature (KCCN). The KCCN was created to foster Kansas youth’s appreciation, understanding and involvement with the outdoors.
“Kansas is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and this coalition will work to make sure Kansas children experience all that our state has to offer,” Sebelius said. “Environmental education is the first step toward helping our children learn to protect and preserve our planet.”
The Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature (KCCN) will promote outdoor learning experiences and environmental education for the young people of Kansas and provide ongoing support for these endeavors. A copy of the Executive Order can be downloaded below.
Thanks to the efforts of over 100 volunteers, the Kansans for Children and Nature Plan has been completed. The plan, available for download below, outlines goals and strategies to insure that our Kansas children have access and opportunities to learn and play outdoors. We are currently looking for endorsements of the KCN Plan. If your organization is willing to be listed as an endorser, please fill out and send the endorsement document below.
The convener's group has shortened the name to Kansans for Children in Nature. Go to http://kcn.ksoutdoors.org/ for more information, to join the KCN, post an outdoor event or get involved in one of the work groups.