Richard Louv:

“There have been studies of the environment outside a house. If it’s greener. If there is even a green view from a window, kids’ stress levels go down, so do parents’ stress levels.”

“Studies have been done all over the world of what kind of images people relate to, and in all kinds of cultures, all kinds of settings, urban, rurual, etc., people are always attracted most to natural landscapes as images.”


A growing number of children’s advocates and political leaders are worried that our culture’s disconnection from nature is harming kids. Concerns about the long-term consequences on children’s physical and emotional well-being have spawned a national movement to “leave no child inside.” QUEST explores why we need nature, and efforts to encourage children to play outdoors.