Direct experience in the natural world is known to have a tremendous impact on youth education. Research shows that nature-based education provides children with benefits across all age range and more so on diverse development aspects. These areas include mental health, physical health, cognitive development, learning and socio-emotional learning.
Nature-based Education programs help connect children with nature and diversifying their outdoor experience. Today’s generation is widely brought up indoors and rarely get a chance to go out and explore their natural habitat. Instead, most kids and youth spent more of their time watching television and playing video games on computers.
In this era of new technology, children have few opportunities to access free outdoor activities as compared to a few decades ago. One of the factors that have contributed to the shrinking of the physical boundaries is the ‘fear factor’ by parents. Most modern parents rarely let their children play alone outdoors sighting safety reasons.
Children who are nature-deprived …