Research from places like the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and America Academy of Pediatrics shows that:
- Exposure to nature can reduce stress levels in children by as much as 28%.
- Kids who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be overweight by 27-41%.
- Even a 20-minute walk in nature can help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder concentrate better.
- Also, getting kids outdoors is the best way to get them to connect to nature and grow-up to care about the environment.
Ways to Get Outside
We work at preserves all over New York, including these places that you can get to with mass transit! Go now
We occasionally host kid-friendly events at our preserves. Browse the calendar
Nature is filled with hidden treasures. Use this guide to find some of your own! Download now
Can you flap like a bat? Jump like a cougar? See how you measure up to these predators! Download now
Parenting Report on NY1
We surveyed young people in the US about their attitudes toward nature. See the results