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Combating Nature Deficit Disorder

COMBATING NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER

• OUR CHILDREN HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH NATURE AND THE OUTDOORS AS A RESULT OF INCREASED SCREEN TIME INCLUDING HOURS OF TV, VIDEO GAMES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

• SYMPTOMS – ADD/ADHD, OBESITY AND LAZINESS RESULTING IN UNHEALTHY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CONDITIONS.

• SOLUTION – INTRODUCING OR REINTRODUCING OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENT(s) TO THE OUTDOORS, INCLUDING HIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, SLEDDING, SKIING, SWIMMING, SHOOTING AND HUNTING WHERE APPROPRIATE

• EFFECT – INCREASED ATTENTION SPAN, STRESS REDUCTION, ENHANCED CREATIVITY, INCREASED COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND SENSE OF WONDER AND CONNECTION TO THE EARTH

What children do we target? At risk v. stable – urban v. rural

How do we engage them and keep them engaged?

How do we engage the parents and keep them engaged?

Frequency and duration of events

Volunteers – mentors, attorneys, web design and implementation.

Sponsors – Any and all outdoors stores

Team up with other similar organizations.

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