Connecting our Children to the Outdoors

Kids OutsidePeter Kahn is an environmental psychologist at the University of Washington. Kahn has done extensive cross-cultural studies of children’s values and attitudes about open space and animal life and forests and plants and water and the degradation and disappearance of all these things. He believes that, with every generation, kids are lowering their knowledge and expectations for what is a normal interaction with nature creating a kind of generational amnesia about the natural world.