Remedy for the ‘Last Child in the Woods’ Crisis: Controversy Flares as Outdoor Education Offers Human-Nature Psychology Antidote to Improve Mental Health


FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. – June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘A form of insanity grips modern, consumer-oriented cultures; it is a nature-deficit sickness that can only be cured by genuinely reconnecting with the natural world that nurtures us,’ reflects Dr. Charles Yaple, Editor, in his June column in ‘Taproot,’ the Journal for Education in the Outdoors at SUNY, Cortland. Disputing noted science writer Alan Caruba, Yaple and his experts say that we have lost the sanity to bond with things of lasting value in nature so we stressfully pursue endless temporary fixes.