We believe that every child needs to have hands-on, play-based experiences in the outdoors. Recent research shows that children who play outdoors have higher levels of cognitive development, creativity, cooperative play, and self-confidence. They also have lower rates of childhood obesity, depression and attention deficit disorders.
Children who develop a relationship with nature at an early age are also much more likely to support conservation efforts and make life style choices that are more sustainable as adults. Clearly our children need nature and nature needs our children.