This 2009 survey shows that the vast majority of our school children are rapidly losing their connection with their local natural environments, particularly children from urban environments. Findings suggest that:
- Children today spend less time in natural places, and enjoy less unsupervised natural play than previous generations.
- Most children would like to spend more time playing unsupervised in natural places, and most parents would like them to be able to.
- If children are able to experience nature, they care about it and want to conserve it.