In less than a generation, our society has transformed itself from an outdoors culture to one dominated by TVs, computers, mobile devices and gaming systems. And we are paying a high cultural price. A child who grows up without regular doses of nature and the good ol’ outdoors is less likely to cherish the wild. Just as we face unprecedented losses of America’s pristine natural spaces, we may also be losing the supporters for saving it.
This infographic published by The Wilderness Society shows that a child who spends time in nature is more likely to be thin and fit, will obtain better grades in school, and be free of emotional problems, unlike his or her couch potato or mall rat counterparts. And the good news – the cure is free and available to all!