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Why Is It Important For Children To Experience Nature?

November 9, 2010 11:41 a.m.

Why is it important for children to have a connection to nature? How have changes in our culture and our built environment reduced our ability to access the natural world? We speak to Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies professor Stephen Kellert about the research he's done on the role of nature in the evolution of human biology and culture. We also discuss how "biolphilic design" can be used to change the way our cities are built to increase our connection to nature.

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