To Bond With Nature, Kids Need Solitary Activities Outdoors

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new study found solitary activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. Activities like these encourage children to both enjoy being outside and to feel comfortable there.

In addition to these independent activities, researchers led by an investigator from North Carolina State University reported that they found social activities can help cement the bond between children and nature.

Associated journal article: Rachel Szczytko, Kathryn Tate Stevenson, Markus Nils Peterson & Howard Bondell (2020). “How combinations of recreational activities predict connection to nature among youth.” The Journal of Environmental Education, DOI: 10.1080/00958964.2020.1787313

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