Survey of parents worldwide: Kids aren’t spending enough time out of doors, and it is incredibly important to their development.
TNC notes that “82% of parents view spending time in nature as “very important” to their child’s development”.
In the first global study of its kind, The Nature Conservancy conducted a survey of parents in the US, Brazil, Hong Kong, France, and China in the first global survey on how much time kids spend outside, and the importance of that nature time that parents place on that nature connection.
In addition, they cite a number of studies that directly tie the time spent outside in nature with better health and improvement in the classroom.
Kids need nature, and Maine is no different.
That is why the members of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust have been placing such a high priority on building our community through new event programs, science in the classroom programs, internships, youth work days, and more recently, a Young Explorers program.
Your current capital campaign is helping us build new programs, develop new trails, and broaden our focus to include the things that you as members continue to say are important in our community.
See a great info graphic by The Nature Conservancy based on their survey here: http://www.naturerocks.org/parents-worldwide-agree-our-kids-need-more-nature-1.xml
And if you’re not a member of the Land Trust, consider joining at www.btlt.org/membership, or better yet, www.btlt.org/kayak