The Nature Gap: Why ‘Outdoors for All’ Matters
American children spend up to seven hours a day on screens outside of school, affecting their ability to be effective in the classroom and relate to their peers and adults. Access to the outdoors is not equitable across racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic boundaries and levels of physical ability. Experts from Texas Parks & Wildlife, Black Outside, Latino Outdoors, Texas State University School of Social Work and the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center discuss this “nature gap” and why “outdoors for all” matters.
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