Natural Deficit Disorder

With the publication of Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv, there’s been much talk internationally about the recent studies showing that children who interact with Nature develop better in all ways. They score higher on tests, they get sick less often, and their concentration, motor skills, self-discipline, coordination, balance and agility, reasoning and observational skills, social interaction, and ability to handle stress are all markedly greater.

GPRC ensures that our youth not only interact with Nature, but help lead the recovery of our prairie wilderness areas.

Interaction with Nature during the Middle Years: It’s Importance in Children’s Development & Nature’s Future

Benefits for Children of Play in Nature