There is clear evidence that children benefit from spending time in nature.
Presenter: Jason Urroz, Director, Kids in Parks
From increased physical activity and brainwave functionality to reduced ADHD and depression, there is clear evidence that children benefit from spending time in nature. Over the past 6 years, the Kids in Parks program has formed a national network of trail locations that link public lands together in an effort to promote the health of our kids and our parks. The program’s self-guided TRACK Trails are designed to make hiking (and outdoor recreational activities) more attractive to kids and families in order to increase physical activity and connection to nature. Learn how the Kids in Parks program’s approach creates a successful solution to get our kids in parks, and how to use similar tactics on trails.
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