An information sheet on the importance of nature for kid’s brains has been published on HALO Project Manager Dr. Casey Gray and summer students Sheniz Eryuzlu and Laura Callender were involved in the content development of this handout. A summary of the handout is below:

Despite all the advances made in modern society, many of today’s children and youth seem to struggle with physical and mental health problems. The good news is that there is a single intervention that can help our children’s physical, mental and spiritual health all at the same time: spontaneous, unstructured outdoor play. There are many things we can do to help get our kids outside so that they can do what kids used to do — and be happier and healthier for it.

Click here to read or download the information sheet.