Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
Below are some brief summaries of scientific research studies documenting the importance and benefits of reconnecting children and nature. A similar set of research summaries documents problems and challenges caused by children losing direct experience with nature. These summaries come from the Children and Nature Network Web site (cnaturenet.org), which provides links to the complete research reports. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department provided funding to have C&NN "research and provide an executive summary of 20 premier research reports supporting the importance of connecting children and nature."