At Your Door Step

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Child with two adults outside

Image by Lucy Bradley
Children look at the details, not the vista. Bend down to their height, and see what you can find at their level.

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and health challenges faced by children, parents, and teachers in the United States.

Spending time outside with children in natural environments can increase physical activity, connect families with one another, and connect children with nature. However, for a variety of reasons, children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation.

Father and daughter outside

Image by Elizabeth Driscoll
Adults play an important role in modeling respect for nature and encouraging curiosity about the environment.

According to the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, now, more than ever, it is important for children to spend time in nature and there are a myriad of easy opportunities right in your own yard. Learn More