Wednesday, September 23, 2015

School Program that Gets Kids out in Nature and Teaches Environmental Responsibility

The David Suzuki Foundation has launched a fun and free program designed to encourage kids to get outside and learn about environmental responsibility. The program is titled Back to School Superhero Challenge and it intended for families or classrooms.

Research shows that there are numerous benefits associated with being outside in nature. These benefits extend to both students and teachers. Studies show that children who spend time outside are healthier, happier and smarter. We also know that people who feel connected to nature are more likely to care about protecting it. There is tremendous value associated with getting out into green spaces.


Each week there is a superhero themed activity. Each of these activities teach kids about pressing environmental issues and connects them to nature. All the activities are adapted from the David Suzuki Foundation’s Connecting With Nature educational guides.

Those who enroll will have a chance to win an autographed children’s book by David Suzuki and a beautiful Herschel hemp backpack. Classrooms can win a collection of autographed David Suzuki children’s books.

Click here for more information about the program.

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