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Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature

Foundation Beyond Belief – November 21, 2011
By Michael D. Barton

I have many favorite quotes about children and nature, but here are two very simple yet insightful ones: “What is the extinction of a condor to a child who has never seen a wren?” - Robert Michael Pyle, author "How can we expect [children] to really care about their natural environment if they’ve never had an experience in it?" - Martin LeBlanc, Sierra Club Taking your child or children on an afternoon trip to the zoo is a great thing to do, but what does that matter if a child is not connected in some way to the animals that…
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