The National Trust wants to harness this agreement and help find practical steps to reconnect children with the natural world. That’s why we’re setting up a two-month inquiry taking evidence from experts and the public as to what can be done to reconnect with nature and the outdoors.
To help get the debate started we’ve come up with four questions:
- What do you think are the most important barriers to children spending more time outdoors?
- What can individuals and families – including grandparents and godparents, as well as the parents themselves – do to help their children engage with nature?
- How can community groups, local and national organisations support families in getting outdoors and closer to nature?
- What policy changes are needed ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop a personal connection with the natural world?
Let us know what you think.
There are six easy ways to get in touch with your ideas about how we can reconnect kids with nature:
- By posting a comment on our ideas generator page
- By emailing us
- Tweeting us
- Post a comment on our Facebook page
- Call us on 01793 817708
- Or write to Natural Childhood Inquiry, National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA.
We’ll respond to you as soon as we can.