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When a child steps outside...

A world of
opportunity opens up.

We are Thrive Outside - a community that cares about giving our youth access to the wonders of nature and helping them to thrive.   

Our Opportunity

Connection to nature is a critical component of childhood development, yet many youth today suffer from a host of emotional and physical health problems known as, “Nature Deficit Disorder”.

On average, kids and teens spend 44 hours a week on a screen and less than 10 minutes a day outdoors.*

Adding to that, 74% of communities of color, and 70% of low-income communities in the U.S. live in nature-deprived areas.**

Children need nature, but the sad reality is that they often don’t have the encouragement and even the opportunity to access it.

Source: *Children & Nature Network

**The Center for American Progress and The Hispanic Access Foundation

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Kids in the Garden

Our Solution

Research reveals that time spent in natural settings

especially through hands-on, outdoor learning, boosts kids’ learning engagement, curiosity, creativity, environmental literacy and more.​

We partner with schools and other community centers to bring nature to their youth by designing and

building dynamic ”Outdoor Learning Zones”

coupled with outdoor education training for their

teachers and staff.

We also host nature-based community events that encourage kids, teens, and their families to explore the outdoors.

We are on a mission to provide every child, especially those who have the least opportunity, with a joyful connection to our natural world through our Outdoor Learning Zones, outdoor education training, and nature-based community workshops and events.


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