Are Children Losing Touch with Nature?

The National Trust has been asking the general public of the UK whether people feel that they we are losing touch with the outdoors, particularly children. Thanks to your feedback from across the country, it appears to be a resounding yes to both questions!

In response to your answers, the National Trust have commissioned the broadcaster and writer Stephen Moss to write the ‘Natural Childhood Report’, to gather together all the current research into why children seem to have lost touch with nature.

Though there seems to be a lot of evidence that there is a problem with childrens connection to nature, nobody is quite sure what to do. But thanks to the National Trusts inquiry that questioned leading –

  • Experts
  • Organisations
  • Policy makers

there will now hopefully be enough evidence to develop a plan of action to reconnect children and nature. A summit event in London on 25th September 2012 will see more experts asked their opinion on how to help build the bridge between a child and the natural world. Be sure to check back here to find out what is being planned.

If you would like to reconnect your children with nature, or fancy visiting some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery and historic sites, why not purchase a National Trust membership from out dedicated charity page. They care for over 300 historic houses, 700 miles of coastline and over 600,000 acres of countryside making them Britain’s largest conservation charity.