Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Combating Nature Deficit Disorder in Alabama

Auburn University Nature Play Area
Shortly after my last post on animal houses I received this link from a colleague. 

Auburn University has completed a natural play area focused on providing an opportunity for families to explore the outdoors. Kaboom's cool playgrounds site says, "The playground represents an effort to combat Nature Deficit Disorder in an era where children ages 8 to 12 spend nearly 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen." The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn, opened the play area to visitors last fall. Find more information on this project in the video below and the link here.

Photos courtesy of Auburn University.


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