It all started as an idea to ensure that children have the knowledge and tools to tackle complex environmental issues. Today, that idea continues to grow and evolve, as The Couchiching Conservancy has launched an eco-club called the Little Sprouts.
As parents, we are constantly bombarded with all the things that we must be doing wrong. Blame and finger pointing is prevalent. There is even a trendy new label for this crisis of disconnect and inactivity – “Nature Deficit Disorder” – and the reported long-term effects of this syndrome are frightening.
But, here is the good news: we can fix this. We can turn it around. It is not too late.