These 10 Outdoorsy Organizations Make It Easy to Raise a Nature Lover | Parents Magazine

We know from recent studies about “nature deficit disorder” that the benefits of exposing young kids to the natural world are abundant and indisputable—from sparking more imaginative play to simply being healthier and less stressed. While mounting evidence doesn’t mean we suddenly have more time and energy to make romping in the woods a consistent priority, here’s a scary statistic from Raising a Wild Child, a new short film from the widely lauded Born Wild Project: The average American kid spends seven hours in front of a screen and just five minutes outside each day.

The good news is the following 10 nationwide organizations make it fun and totally feasible to plan an outdoor escape in your backyard and beyond.

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