Reconnecting kids to nature and their cultural roots | Cause an Effect stories | What you can do | David Suzuki Foundation

Jim Young and Mark Albany help bring nature into youth education

When Mark Albany and Jim Young realized how much their students were disconnected from their surroundings, they decided to take action and bring nature into the educational system. Not only were these children disconnected from nature, but they also were losing their Coast Salish history.

By organizing nature walks for the children, Mark and Jim are able to help kids overcome their fears and struggles by simply exposing them to the natural beauty of our coastal rainforests. Instead of being indoors with televisions, the children now have the opportunity to learn about local species, past traditions and enjoy the simple pleasures of being able to just be kids.

Help invest in our youth by finding a way to bring nature back into a child's life. This summer the David Suzuki Foundation is holding a photo competition to encourage kids to reconnect to nature. Encouraging our youth to get outdoors and play this summer is a great way to invest in everyone's future.

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