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Think Globally; Act Locally

by NACC Newsletter
January/February 2013
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This edition of Wonder explores one Universal Principle for Connecting the
World’s Children with Nature:

For Children: We believe that regular connections with the natural world encourage children to develop feelings of unity, peace, and well-being as global citizens.

(Find the complete list of principles in the Environmental Action Kit at

For many of us, the beginning of a new year is a time of reflection and expectation. It is a time when we contemplate our desires and make resolutions to do less of some things and more of others. We set new goals, outline our agendas, and muster our determination to make things happen. Let’s also start the year by celebrating the impact we will have when we all endeavor to make a difference in the life of a child. Visualize the many ways we will support our ­children’s sense of wonder and everyday connections to the world around them. We encourage you to include a world-wide perspective as part of your efforts. Take a moment to consider the collective impact that we will make through our heartfelt actions.

Ruth Wilson (2009) says:

“Caring for simple things in nature " like caterpillars, flowers, and ladybugs helps children develop a sense of themselves ...

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