Friday, February 18, 2011
The Benefits of Outdoor Adventure
I know it appears to be the same old same old, but here's a great article over at the RSA by Randall Williams, Chair of the English Outdoor Council. As I love a good quote.....
"For many young people, a school journey will be their only experience of life outside the city. They may never have seen the stars unimpeded by the glare of sodium lights. Some will need persuading that it is safe to pick and eat blackberries. Yet, without first hand awareness of the natural world, how can we expect our children to rise to the challenge of being responsible custodians of the planet? Children need to experience the world outside the city. Nature needs children."
There are also some good links within the article itself, i.e. an animated talk called The Empathetic Civilization, to name just one.
(Image is from the movie "House of Flying Daggers" where, for me, nature plays a huge part.)