A positive outdoor experience can change lives.
BYLT Helps Families Encounter Nature
Children who play outdoors are healthier, do better in school, have better social skills, a better self-image and lead more fulfilling lives. With the majority of the earth’s population now living in urban areas, it is more important than ever that people have a place to go to connect with nature.
Getting kids to have meaningful experiences in nature is crucial for them to care about the burgeoning environmental issues they will inherit. Luckily, our community is surrounded by beautiful open landscapes.
With only about 10 percent of today’s youth spending free time outside, it is more important than ever to find ways to connect kids with the wonders of the natural world.
“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own),” said Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.