Explore with your kids and experience the great outdoors and nature.
Of course, some “risk analysts” have published articles about the “Associated Risks and Benefits”:
There’s a new publication from the Children & Nature Network in a joint effort with the Commission on Education and Communication (@ www.iucn.org/about/union/commissions/cec/).
Get your kids outdoors playing on outdoor or backyard playground equipment in a natural green space setting.
There is a strong case for the importance of children’s and youth’s connections with nature. Evidence recently published covers the basics (of unstructured outdoor play in nature). Such as:
1) Children’s experiences of the outdoors and nature, particularly the all too often limited nature of these experiences.
2) The benefits & risks from children’s experiences of the outdoors and nature, for their development as well as the (future) protection of the Earth.
Research is taking place worldwide – providing opportunity to understand children’s outdoor and nature experiences and the benefits (and potential risks) derived from these experiences across cultures. While additional research is needed, such studies highlight the profound risks to the health of the planet, its diversity, and wilderness areas, in a world where children are too often disconnected from direct experiences in nature.