Need more reasons?

 Here at Pfeiffer Nature Center we’re always looking for thoughtful ideas about how to express the importance of being outside every day.  And how to use our country’s current culture to encourage parents and children to spend time in nature.

In fact, the most recent issue of The Ovenbird  focused on how important nature is to our physical, mental, and emotional health.

I just saw this TEDx talk by Ben Klasky, president & CEO of the IslandWood nature center in Washington State.  His message is clear and concise, pointing out both the benefits of being outdoors and some ways to engage kids in nature.

It’s definitely worth 12 minutes of your time to watch this YouTube video.