Columbia Families in Nature is a program of the Community Ecology Institute.
"Once again we had a fabulous time! I am learning to love nature more and more! My daughter was so excited to dig, plant, and just get dirty!"
"Getting through the trail's 'obstacles' - climbing on rocks and balancing on tree trunks - made us feel really connected."
"I enjoyed meeting new people in our neighborhood and seeing my children get enthusiastic about nature."
"I love hiking and have wanted to get my kids involved, but the kids usually get bored along the way and it becomes a slog. But having other kids around made it so much more fun for them!"
"We had an outstanding time! It was something new for all of us and I an experience I know the kids will never forget!"
"It was great to spend time together as a family. It gave us the opportunity to get outside our comfort zone, get dirty and be silly."
"The outing was great for our family - having 4 kids with ages spread out... it's not easy to find a family activity that will interest them all - yesterday all of the kids had a lot of fun."
"We really enjoyed making the monarch way station because it was a fun way to do something positive for nature."
"Finding CFIN has been a genuine blessing in our lives!"