Thursday, December 13, 2012

One more reason to hit the trail

A recently published study finds that time in the outdoors boosts creativity.
"When you get away from that hustle and bustle and out in nature, where it is soft and fascinating, your brain can replenish, become sharper and focus on thinking."
- Study author David Strayer

"Some people say children have a right to be connected to the Internet, but what about the right to be disconnected from all technology?...We need that affiliation, that connection with nature. Without it, we do not remain fully human."
- Outdoors advocate Richard Louv
Maybe having empirical evidence touting the benefits of being outside will help put the kibosh on Wednesday "Scout Classes" (or worse, an exclusive program of "Duty-to-Spalding" nights) in favor of a more hands-on approach.

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