Outdoor Nation campaign: get online to get outdoors

Outdoor Nation campaign: get online to get outdoors - UK and Ireland : The National Trust is coordinating the Outdoor Nation campaign, aimed at getting kids outdoors and exploring their environment.

The National Trust is coordinating the Outdoor Nation campaign, aimed at getting kids outdoors and exploring their environment.

Evidence has been accumulating that children are losing touch with the natural world, and the Outdoor Nation campaign is gathering ideas and support to turn the tide.

Their latest blog post features iSpot, and we are delighted to be able to support the campaign for bringing nature back in to children's lives.

As Stephen Moss says in his report for the National Trust - Natural Childhood (pdf download, 1.4MB), "When looking for the reasons why today’s children no longer engage with the natural world, many people pin the blame firmly on [their] screenbased lifestyle. But we must not forget that technology brings many benefits to children, not least the ability to access information about the natural world."

20 Mar 2013
Martin Harvey