Learning Through Nature
There is nothing in the world like adventuring in nature. It's good for the mind, body and soul. It sparks curiosity, enhances the play experience and contributes to the improvement of overall health. Those sound like pretty amazing positive developmental effects, don't they? However, today’s children and families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. Some professionals refer to this as "nature defecit disorder". And it's no wonder; modern family life has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Children spend more time viewing television and playing video games than they do being physically active outside. In the past decade, the benefits of connecting with nature have been well documented in numerous scientific research studies and publications. Research shows that children’s social, psychological, academic and physical health is positively impacted when they have daily contact with nature. At the Global Guardian Project, we couldn't agree more. This summer, we'll be focusing on giving you ideas on how to get outdoors and improve your family connection between nature and human health. As well as ideas on how to be an advocate for natural spaces in your area. Because nature needs us, and we need nature. If you'd like to join our tribe of families, you can sign up for the Global Guardian Learning Capsules subscription here in our store and get full access to all the content in our Learning Capsules. And, please consider following us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the latest news about our project.