Basis for Being Environmentally Friendly
Learning about nature leads to caring about nature which is the basis for being environmentally conscious. When we give our kids the gift of loving nature early, who knows how that sense of fun and curiosity might lead in terms of a career, or green invention.
Both structured and unstructured outdoor play can be fun for kids. Unstructured time allows for exploration that gives kids licenses to to just be kids. And many parks, zoos and museums offer kids classes around specific topics like trees or bugs. Often these types of classes are very affordable since they are generally not for profit.
Spending time in the outside world is so important for developing minds. It can also be a great escape for us adults as as well.