Six Tips for Helping Kids Connect with Nature

As the saying goes, “The children are our future.” This is true not only for our own future as humans, but for all of the earth’s plants, animals, and ecosystems, many of which are experiencing climate change and other intense human-driven stresses. At no time has it been more important to foster a connection between children and the natural world. We must prepare the rising generations to become true stewards of and advocates for our shared environment, from the local scale all the way up to the global. We must cultivate in today’s youth a mindful environmental ethic, an awareness of their co-dependency…