I wanted to introduce to a movement in the UK aimed at highlighting the gradual disconnection our children are having with nature. In fact this was one of the great driving forces for Helen Reeve and myself setting up Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten (in Worcestershire). Most of us will have seen Richard Louv's book, Last Child in the Woods. He is one of many now starting to recognise that something is deeply wrong. In America, the Child and Nature Network operates under the vision of: "A world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives." Meanwhile, in the UK, Project Wild Thing stands tall as the social organisation generating solutions and motivation for others to reconnect children with nature.

Published in Natural Wonders

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