We Aren’t Getting Outside Enough
The study shows that over 70% of children say they rarely or never watch clouds, butterflies and bees. The study also indicated that the majority of adults had rarely or never listened to birdsong or smelled wild flowers in the past year. Conversely, the study also revealed that those who connect with nature regularly are more likely to help tackle the crises facing wildlife.
The Benefits Of The Great Outdoors
Published by the National Trust with the University of Derby, the study also suggested that noticing natural phenomenon every day – is linked to higher well being. More than half of adults who were surveyed by YouGov as part of the study confirmed that they had seen a decline in the natural world during their lives.
The Role Of Nature In Our Lives
But what does this mean for people? Well in a world where we are more “connected” than ever before, it seems that we are “disconnecting” from nature. There is no real substitute for fresh air and nothing clears the head better than a walk in nature. It is scary to think that young people who never experience nature as a young kid, may never understand the power of the outdoors for life.
Call Of The Wild have a training retreat in the Brecon Beacons that they use with clients. The Brecon Beacons are the closest wilderness national park to London. Having such a natural habitat to use as a “classroom” is such a valuable asset in this day in age. It enables them to use the magic of nature to help clients in the learning process. To view the training centre click here. To find out more about Call Of The Wild click here.
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