Spending time in nature is…

  • Is fun
  • Is safe
  • Reduces stress
  • Makes children more focused
  • Enhances children’s emotional and social development
  • Improves school performance
  • Enhances creativity, problem solving ability, self-esteem and self control
  • Improves cognitive ability
  • Improves health and well-being
  • Reduces obesity
  • Gives kids a reason to care about and conserve their environment
  • Can lead to careers in the environment
  • Can inspire a lifelong lifestyle
  • Can happen near where you are, whenever you’re ready

Children & Nature Network: Building a movement to reconnect children and nature

Nature Works: Empowering families to enjoy nature

Richard Louv: Author of the bestselling book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder and the NEW book (2011) The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder

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