Today, the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada invites everyone to celebrate outdoor play and join them for Nature Play Day: ‘This Canada-wide day of playing in nature is all about finding a simple way to connect with nearby nature in your backyard, local park, schoolyard, rooftop garden . . . wherever really!’
In keeping in line with this theme, we wanted to (re)share the GGC post ‘Exploring Nature Matters‘ (originally posted April 20, 2011). This post explores the importance of outdoor activity, and the idea of ‘nature deficit’, a concept coined by Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods.
Read more about The Natural Leaders Alliance: a youth-led initiative of the Child and Nature Alliance that empowers young Canadians who recognize the importance of spending time outdoors, and who want to help engage their communities in nature.
Happy reading and don’t forget to get outdoors!
Excerpt from Exploring Nature Matters:
Is there a disconnect between 21st century kids and the great outdoors? So often today childhood hours are sucked up with action-packed video games and television without the actual action and adventure that the outdoors has to offer…