Read about a group of high school kids’ experiences “unplugging” and participating in an overnight outdoor wilderness program in this Mpls. St. Paul Magazine article by Beth Dooley. Check out the green Science Says to Go Play Outside box on pg. 73 for ways Marti says kids may be suffering due to less time out with nature. The U of M is researching this outdoor program and it’s effects. “Something happens to city kids when you put them in nature.” What is it? Check out the article HERE.
An outdoor nature break is an easy way to reduce stress. Read this AARP article by Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle: Reconnecting With Life in a Virtual Age, for more benefits of spending time in nature and suggestions for meaningful outdoor activities.