The Kids Nature Zone (or KNZ, as we call it!) started out in 2017 as a “place” for kids to get dirty,
increase fitness through active play and spark imagination by engaging with nature. But, after watching
scads of children enjoy the woods and water, the flora and fauna of the whole Buzzard’s Roost Nature
Preserve, as well as the other parks and outdoor spaces, it became apparent that, like nature
herself, the Kids Nature Zone is unbounded. It can’t be contained in an area or confined to a space
because it exists within each of us. It’s an attitude and an idea. It’s educating ourselves and learning to
relate to the natural world with the wide-eyed spontaneity of children. It’s a love of the wild—a desire
to sink your feet down into the grass and smell the soil; to touch the trees and have your ears filled with
the music of birds, insects and rushing water.
So…while there’s still a beautiful area at Buzzard’s Roost dedicated to kids, filled with vernal pools and a
special trail to explore, the Kids Nature Zone is perpetual: continually expanding to become so much
Keep an eye on Kids Nature Zone on fb for updates on dynamic programs and events for the whole
family and come grow with us! If you have questions, comments or suggestions, or would like to
volunteer or support the KNZ with a donation, feel free to contact us. We LOVE hearing from you!