Saturday, 14 January 2012

How children in China's urban jungle are reconnecting with nature

How children in China's urban jungle are reconnecting with nature 

Really sad, but more and more the rule rather than the exception.


                                                                                                                                                                                                              'The child who answered didn't even look up, being too busy adding leaves to the "cake". We laughed, but also felt a little sad. It was good to see the children at ease and happy and feeling close to nature. But it was also obvious that it had been a long time since they'd seen any real nature and that they rarely got to play outside; otherwise, they wouldn't have been so excited about this scrap of land'.


"Now I see the secret of making the best persons; it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." Letting children build an emotional connection to nature, to ignite their curiosity and passion – that is the root of all learning. - Walt Whitman

Great link - Friends of Nature - oldest environmental NGO in China.
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