Sustain-Ability?   /   Summer 2012   /    Short Takes

Where the Wild Things Are Not

Kids  are  increasingly isolated from the natural world. Since the 1970s, for example, outdoor playtime, the “roaming radius” children are allowed without parental supervision, and nature-based  activities, such as visits to national parks, have been in  sharp decline. Some worry that children now suffer from “nature deficit disorder”  and that the era of  “free range childhood” has ended.

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