Just five minutes of “green exercise” can produce rapid improvements in mental well-being and self-esteem, with the greatest benefits experienced by children. Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills, focus and self-discipline, improves cooperation, flexibility, self-awareness, and reduces aggression.
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Links Galore for Fun & More!
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Especially for Kids!
- Students Page
- Educators Page
- Endangered Species Information
- National Digital Library (wildlife photos in the public domain)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Reinforcement
National Park Service
Bureau of Management
U.S. Geological Survey
Minerals Management Service
USDA’s Operation Full-Stop