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May 16-18, 2019 | Oakland, CA

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British Kids Can’t Recognize Common Plants and Wildlife

In a survey of 1,000 adults and 1,000 children between the ages of five and 16 in the UK, 44% of parents said their child spent less time enjoying nature than they did as children. As part of the survey, children were asked to identify a series of pictures of animals and plants. Results showed a lack of familiarity with species such as the finding that 83% of children did not know what a bumblebee looks like.

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Children Prefer Faraway Wildlife to Local Nature

A study looking at children’s attitudes toward local wildlife surveyed 2,759 children across North Carolina. Researchers observed that children thought more favorably of faraway charismatic species, such as pandas and cheetahs, than local ones. Researchers also examined whether a child’s attitudes regarding nature were influenced by where the child lived and found that all children, regardless of their neighborhood, were equally disconnected from local wildlife.

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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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