Australia has a reputation for being an outdoor nation but over the last generation adults and children alike have begun to spend more and more time inside, entertained by screens.
This shift means that Australians, particularly children, are missing out of the health and wellbeing benefits of regular contact with nature.
Research also shows that the more time a person spends in nature, the more likely they are to love it and strive to protect it. Planet Ark encourages people of all ages to factor more nature time into their life at home, at work and at school.
Key Contact With Nature Activities
- National Tree Day - Australia’s largest nature care event
- Everyday Nature – Creating opportunities for people to connect regularly with nature