Children today spend less time outdoors than any generation in human history. Canadian kids spend on average six hours each day in front of the TV or computer and less than an hour outdoors.
Time in nature can reduce stress and symptoms of attention-deficit disorders while boosting immunity, energy levels and creativity. Plus, children who spend time in nature are far more likely to protect it later in life.
The message is clear—kids need nature! And so do teachers.
If you’re a teacher or school administrator, register your school or classroom and get our 30×30 Challenge School Toolkit. It’s full of tips, resources and activity ideas to help you engage your students and colleagues. Last year over 600 schools across Canada took part!