ERIC Number: EJ787220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 17
If You Go Down to the Woods Today...
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n4 p90-93 Mar-Apr 2008
In this month's column, the author reflects on his childhood experiences of "playing in the woods" and his insatiable love of the outdoors as compared to today's youth, who spend the majority of their free time inside their technology-filled bedrooms. Although it's difficult to pinpoint why the downturn of interest in nature has happened, he discusses several possibilities gleaned from recent research on this alarming trend. Further, the social and physiological benefits of spending more time with nature are considered.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Leisure Time, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Health Behavior, Child Development, School Role
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