Kids in Nature

Kids Need Nature

In this fast-paced, modern world, people have become more and more disconnected from nature.  In fact, children today spend half as much time outside as kids did 20 years ago, and only 6% of kids between 9-13 play outside on their own in a typical week. 

Meanwhile, studies have shown that time in nature makes kids healthier and happier - children who play outside are more physically active, more creative in their play, less aggressive and show better concentration.

At the Conservancy, we also know that the most direct route to caring for the environment as an adult is experiencing nature as a child.  That's why we're actively encouraging kids of all ages to get outside this summer.

Whether you visit one of our preserves, attend a kid-friendly summer activity, take part in our award-winning wetlands education program, or download our nature treasure hunt to help guide your own explorations, take the time to get outside this summer and connect kids with Utah's incredible natural heritage.

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