Nature Pyramid

(2007) Resilient communities offer multiple opportunities for children to be in nature, for both education and play. Inspired by Richard Louv’s book “The Last Child in the Woods,” IEN Senior Associate Tanya Denckla Cobb created the Nature Pyramid in May 2007. Like the “Food Pyramid,” the Nature Pyramid depicts the kinds of activities that are important for human health, and indicates desired proportions of these different activities. Since Denckla Cobb developed this concept, the Nature Pyramid has been incorporated into an environmental education curriculum, and has been presented to various audiences. It is a concept in progress. She welcomes your feedback!

Nature Pyramid