Title

A Need for Nature

Date

6-1-2017 9:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 9:45 AM

Location

RWEC 101

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Title

Health/Exercise Science presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Gay Timken

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Exposure to nature is a necessary ingredient for cognitive and mental health. However, children today are less likely to participate in unstructured outdoor play than they were 30 years ago. Incorporating Outdoor Education into the physical education curriculum will help reconnect children with nature and improve not only physical health, but both mental and emotional health as well.

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A Need for Nature

RWEC 101

Exposure to nature is a necessary ingredient for cognitive and mental health. However, children today are less likely to participate in unstructured outdoor play than they were 30 years ago. Incorporating Outdoor Education into the physical education curriculum will help reconnect children with nature and improve not only physical health, but both mental and emotional health as well.