Outdoor Learning

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More than 245 million Americans live within 100 miles of a national forest or grassland but studies show that many families aren’t taking advantage of these natural resources. According to research done by Euro RSCG, 88 percent of children today say they like being in nature, and 79 percent wish they could spend more time there. Additionally, children who play outside have lower stress levels and more active imaginations, become fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems and are more likely to become environmentally conscious in the future.

“Today’s parents are constantly looking for ways to reconnect with their kids.” said Lewis Williams, Burrell Chief Creative Officer. “The forest is the perfect place to unplug and spend quality time experiencing something new and different together.”   Read the entire story here.

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