an action Guide for inspiring love of nature

Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese

The #NatureForAll Playbook is designed to inspire action—bringing people from all walks of life into the Nature game.  Next steps can be found below, and are organized into STRATEGIES and PLAYS

inspired by

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. The #NatureForAll Playbook has been developed in partnership with the 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. Learn more here...

Strategies & Plays

The seven strategies offer solutions to a worldwide problem of disconnection from Nature and are intended to guide our actions, or “plays”

What is a Nature Play?

  • Quick Play: Simple, effective activities that individuals can do anywhere.
  • Featured 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

Strategy 1: Bring children into Nature at an early age

Childhood experiences in Nature are a foundation of support for
conservation. Providing opportunities for children and families
to participate in fun outdoor activities and learning experiences


Strategy 2: Find and share the fun in Nature

People are social and they like having fun! But what IS fun? Enjoyment is
different for everyone, of course, and fun can be found
anywhere. Sometimes finding the fun in Nature means trying
something new. Outdoor activities and programs can offer new
and unique opportunities for people to connect with others and
with themselves, all while absorbing the benefits of Nature

Strategy 3: Use urban gateways to Nature

More than half of the global population now lives in cities and this
proportion continues to rise. In recent years, concerns have
grown about humanity’s disconnection from Nature in the face
of rapid urbanisation. Let’s meaningfully engage urban dwellers
now, not only for achieving conservation goals, but also for the
wealth of measurable human health and well-being benefits that
are linked to contact with Nature.

Strategy 4: Embrace technology

Just as technology is used to connect people with
each other around the world every day, it can also
facilitate and encourage moments of connection
between people and Nature, engaging new audiences,
supporting learning, and helping to share experiences
across social networks

Strategy 5: Share cultural roots and ancestry in Nature

Through storytelling and sharing, people
of all backgrounds can learn the philosophy and traditional
ways of life of Indigenous and other local communities to
gain a deeply rooted sense of where we fit on this land.

Strategy 6: Seek out diverse partnerships

To conserve Nature and create a sustainable future, action
is needed not only from the conservation community,
but from people across all communities and walks of

Strategy 7: Empower a new generation of leaders 

Young inspired advocates are taking the reins
and demonstrating new ways of tacklinglongstanding
challenges and opportunities for connecting people
with Nature. With proper support, young leaders will create
a world where the environment is cared for and loved by all
for generations to come.