University News Service Audio Report: Nature Deficit Disorder

UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE


Marti Erickson talks about the positive impact of connecting kids with the outdoors.

In lives filled with cartoon characters wearing square pants, video games and shrinking backyards, many American children are suffering from “nature deficit disorder,” a condition associated with kids who spend less time outdoors.  Marti Erickson, director of the Harris Programs at the University of Minnesota, says connecting kids and the outdoors has a positive impact from head to toe.  Listen to this  audio report. 

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