Diverse forests are stronger against drought North Island farmers lose 100,000 lambs after spring storm Germany is razing a 12,000-year-old forest to make way for a coal mine বইছে আশ্বিনী দাবদাহ, বৃষ্টি কবে? I went trash free for a day বাংলাদেশে প্লাস্টিক দূষণ এবং পরিবেশের উপর তার প্রভাব পরিবেশের দূষণের বছরে ক্ষতি সাড়ে ছয় শ কোটি ডলার: বিশ্বব্যাংক Drought-stricken farmers challenge Coalition’s climate change stance in TV ad Is Climate Change Making Hurricanes Worse? Yes, Here’s Why. Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller?

Helping Parents Get Kids Outside


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We all have those memories from childhood: jumping into a cool lake on a hot summer day, intently watching ants on the march or spending hours just laying back and looking at clouds. And whether we realized it or not, those moments in the outdoors helped shaped our views on the world around us. But those kinds of memories are fading fast for many young people today. The statistics are alarming: in a typical week, only 6 percent of children ages 9-13 play outside on their own (1) and kids 8 to 18 spend an overwhelming 53 hours a week using entertainment media (2).

Getting kids back outside is more important than ever — for the sake of the kids and the future of our planet. Spending time outdoors at a young age is critical to fostering a healthy conservation ethic. That’s why the Conservancy is working all around the world to help create the next generation of conservationists.

Read inspiring stories of kids and young adults experiencing the magic of nature and find activities to get the kids in your life back outside!

Citations:
1: Children and Nature Network, 2008
2. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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