These are stressful times. Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. report the pandemic and resulting isolation and economic downturn has worsened their mental health. Parents are trying to provide reassurance to their children while needing it themselves. Families and communities are trying to build resilience and hope amid uncertainty.
The good news: NATURE is helping.
That’s because time in nature has dramatic benefits for our mental and physical health. Among them? Improving children’s ability to learn by both calming negative emotions and stimulating curiosity.
Read more about the importance of our children being outdoors during this crisis, and ideas to keep them engaged in the recent Bay Nature Magazine op-ed courtesy of our SF Children & Nature Executive Council Chairs:
+and Phil Ginsburg