Does swimming at the beach, bird watching, camping on a mountain side or going for a bush walk affect our behaviour? Could there be a connection between climbing trees and the likelihood that someone would consider taking action to reduce their ecological footprint?
Children are spending less time in nature than ever before, becoming more sedentary and not having opportunities to intimately interact with nature. Spending time in nature is important for everyone, especially children. It's also critical if we want to cultivate ecologically minded citizens who respect nature and understand the necessity for both protecting and enhancing it.