Jul 29, 2015-- The joy of children encountering the natural world on their own terms is becoming a lost idyll, no longer an integral part of growing up. There are many reasons for this loss -- urbanization, the changing social structure of families, the fear of stranger danger. But also much of environmental education has become restrictive and rule bound, taking on a museum mentality, where nature is a composed exhibit on the other side of the glass.This thought-provoking article explores what it means to get hands on with nature. (5166 reads)
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