Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Auburn University Creates a Nature Park

Auburn University wants to help children get back to nature. No more visible slides or money bars, they are hidden in nature. They are disguised as an eagle's nest, tree house, beaver lodge, mole tunnel, sandpit, teepee, boulders, and logs.

Jennifer Lolley, administrator of the Forest Ecology Preserve where the playground is located, says, "She hopes that it will become a 'conduit' for families to explore the great outdoors. The playground represents an effort to combat "Nature Deficit Disorder" in an era where children ages 8 to 12 spend nearly 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen."

This is a great idea for our agritourism operations on our farms. Click here to learn more.

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