There are so many distractions in today’s world that some youth might never see the sun come up except by watching it on television. National surveys say most children spend very little or no time observing or interacting in their natural environment and surroundings. Youth need assistance to understand the ecology of our natural resources. This understanding is a vital par t of environmental education. One way to achieve this is through an outdoor classroom or outdoor learning facility.
"W113-Developing an Outdoor Classroom to Provide Education Naturally," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, , http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexenvi/29