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Hawaiʻi

Growing Up Wild

 Kids need nature. Studies repeatedly show that time spent outside in nature leads to better health and improvement in the classroom. We’re lucky in Hawaii that getting connected with nature is pretty easy, but even parents here work at it. Learn about how our local Conservancy parents are helping their children “grow up wild” in Hawaii, and why they do it. 

A new global survey of parents reveals that U.S. parents worry about getting their kids outside as much as they do about bullying, the quality of education and obesity. What’s more, 82% of U.S. parents view spending time in nature as “very important” to their children’s development – second only to reading as a priority.

We hope you’re inspired to help get your kids to connect with nature too. For resources and ideas, visit Nature Rocks.  



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