Project Nature Blog


From the OutGrown Mission Statement: OutGrown is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the ‘baby nature gap.’ We are committed to empowering families with young children to explore and embrace the outdoors. By facilitating accessible and inclusive outdoor experiences, we aim to ensure that the physical and mental benefits of growing up in nature are available to all families, fostering a lifelong connection with the natural world and nurturing future generations of environmental stewards.

We believe in the transformative power of outdoor play in building community and fostering enduring connections with nature, especially within marginalized communities. Our initiative goes beyond mere recreation; it is a vital tool for social inclusion and environmental education.

By inviting families from diverse and underserved backgrounds to explore and enjoy the outdoors together, we not only recognize their unique relationships with nature but also actively work to dismantle barriers to access. Providing culturally responsive resources and a welcoming environment empowers these communities to forge a sense of ownership and belonging in outdoor spaces. Our efforts aim to create equitable opportunities for all families to experience nature’s healing and unifying power, supporting their journey towards a deepened connection with the environment.

This approach is instrumental in nurturing a generation that values and protects our natural world. For our funders, supporting our mission means investing in a more inclusive, environmentally conscious future. Learn more here!