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Research suggests that children who participate in 'wild nature activities', such as making dens, exploring the forest and camping under the stars, are more likely to develop responsible attitudes and behaviours towards the environment:

Time spent in natural environments encourages children to recognise themselves as part of nature and to develop a sense of ecological self.  The stronger this self-perception as being part of nature, the more likely a child is to protect it."

(Source:  Planet Ark's 2013 report: Missing Trees: The Inside Story of an Outdoor Nation)