Connection to Nature & Place

Texas abounds with opportunities to spend time in the great outdoors, but urban lifestyle often disconnects people from nature and leads to a decrease in quality of life.
Photo: Sean Fitzgerald

As a state with one of the highest obesity rates in the nation, encouraging more outdoor physical activity is important for public health. Decreased time outdoors has shown a decline in children’s fitness, creativity, and social skills. Most children age 8-18 spend over 45 hours per week connected to electronics, but they need meaningful experiences in nature to understand ecosystems and enhance problem-solving skills.  Learn more about the need for nature in a child’s development.  

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