Risks and Trends, cont. Youth spend significantly less time in moderate- to-vigorous physical activity as they move from childhood to the teen years. Only17% of 15 year olds were found to get an hour a day of MVPA. (Journal of the American Medical Association) Children have less time for unstructured, creative play in the outdoors than ever before in human history. (Various researchers) This may be the first generation not to live as long as their parents. (US Surgeon Generals)
A Few C&NN Resources C&NN Annotated Bibliographies of Research, Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 (2007, 2008, 2009) C&NN Community Action Guide: Building the Children & Nature Movement from the Ground Up (January 2008) Children and Nature 2009: A Report on the Movement to Reconnect Children to the Natural World Natural Leaders Network Tool Kit: Lead Your Own Adventure (2010) Nature Clubs for Families Tool Kit: Do It Yourself! Do It Now (2009)—all at and Nature Rocks: Let’s Go Explore
A Few References Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. Algonquin, Coming Home: Community, Creativity and Consciousness by Cheryl Charles and Bob Samples. Personhood Press, Children and Nature by Peter H. Kahn, Jr. and Stephen R. Kellert. MIT Press, Building for Life by Stephen R. Kellert. Island Press, Biophilic Design by Stephen R. Kellert, Judith H. Heerwagen and Martin L. Mador. Wiley, 2008.