When a child steps outside...
A world of
opportunity opens up.
We were recently featured on the Rhode Show!
Connection to nature is a critical component of childhood development, yet many youth today suffer from a host of emotional and physical health problems known as, “Nature Deficit Disorder”.
On average, kids and teens spend 44 hours a week on a screen and less than 10 minutes a day outdoors.*
Adding to that, 74% of communities of color, and 70% of low-income communities in the U.S. live in nature-deprived areas.**
Children need nature, but the sad reality is that they often don’t have the encouragement and even the opportunity to access it.
Source: *Children & Nature Network
**The Center for American Progress and The Hispanic Access Foundation
Research reveals that time spent in natural settings
especially through hands-on, outdoor learning, boosts kids’ learning engagement, curiosity, creativity, environmental literacy and more.
We partner with schools and other community centers to bring nature to their youth by designing and
building dynamic ”Outdoor Learning Zones”
coupled with outdoor education training for their
teachers and staff.
We also host nature-based community events that encourage kids, teens, and their families to explore the outdoors.
We are on a mission to provide all kids and teens, especially those who have the least opportunity, with a joyful connection to our natural world through our Outdoor Learning Zones, outdoor education training, and nature-based community events.