Environmental awareness programmes : Want to develop deep love for nature in your kid’s heart? If yes, then allow him/ her to go out and play in the open. A recent study has found that developing positive experiences in nature at a young age influence our attitudes and behaviours towards nature as adults. The study, published in the Australian Journal of Environmental Education, found that 87 per cent of children who played outside as children expressed a continued love for nature as young adults. And of the same group, 84 per cent said taking care of the environment was a priority.
Environmental awareness programmes at a young age can also help develop children’s awareness and action, the researchers added. The researchers suggested that schools and early childhood classroom activities should connect positive experiences in nature with mindful learning and reflection that help empower students to take a personal role in protecting the environment by recycling, turning off the lights, and using alternative transportation methods