Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Why We Need To Get Our Kids Outdoors (TEDx video by Ben Klasky)

Ben Klasky, a fellow classmate of mine, is the CEO of IslandWood, this wonderful organization that brings city kids into the outdoors to expand the way they see the world. He recently did a TEDx talk, and no surprise, it's amazing. He shares insights into why it is important to get kids in nature, his personal experiences with how kids transform, the concept of "nature deficit disorder", and their plan to co-opt technology to address the average 7 hours and 40 minutes of screen time our kids get daily (whoa). It's very inspiring - definitely worth a 12 minute break.

If you like what you're seeing, IslandWood would love your support. Please share this video with everyone you know, and/or donate directly on their web site. You'll be doing a lot of good for nature and for our kids!


  1. Really good stuff. I am sending to the teachers at my kids school. Let's hope they get it...


  2. Thanks for posting this, Scott! Great video--so inspiring. Let's get kids hooked on nature.

  3. I loved this! I'll be posting on FB. We are a family that gets outside and I love seeing my kids discover and enjoy nature. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I really like that talk!


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