Why does wilderness matter?

As this recent infographic published by The Wilderness Society shows, a child who spends time exploring out in nature is more likely to be thin and fit, get better grades in school, and be free of emotional problems than his or her couch potato or mallrat counterparts. 
Despite this, our young people continue to disconnect with nature at alarming rates — a problem that author Richard Louv described as “Nature-Deficit Disorder” in his acclaimed book Last Child in the Woods. … Excerpt from the original article

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