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Children, Sustainable Living

NZ is 30 Years Ahead of North America in Outdoor Play – Children & Nature Network C&NN


Do you remember the sensation of your legs caked in cold mud? Or the thrill of hurtling downhill on a piece of cardboard? Perhaps you had a secret hut at the end of the garden? However you remember your childhood, being outdoors was probably a constant theme.Award-winning Canadian playscape designer Adam Bienenstock will be in New Zealand to speak to New Zealand educators on the benefits of integrating nature and education at the fifth annual Natural Phenomena Conference near Whangarei this month.He says the message he wants to give New Zealand is “do not use North America as your model”. This is the first generation in history that we as adults will have a longer lifespan than our kids.

via NZ is 30 Years Ahead of North America in Outdoor Play – Children & Nature Network C&NN.

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