"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves that will endure as long as life lasts." -Rachel Carson
Texas is overflowing with natural wonders - from iconic beauty to unique creatures to amazing phenomenon. Wonder Hunters offers monthly immersive challenges to guide exploration, observation, and enjoyment of local natural wonders. Participants who successfully complete monthly challenges get cool stickers to tag their gear!
An expanding body of scientific evidence suggests that nature-deficit disorder contributes to a diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, conditions of obesity, and higher rates of emotional and physical illnesses. Research also suggests that the nature-deficit weakens ecological literacy and stewardship of the natural world.
Recent studies focus not so much on what is lost when nature experience fades, but on what is gained through more exposure to natural settings, including nearby nature in urban places.
Time in nature is restorative to mental & physical health, we hope to encourage youth and adults to explore their natural surroundings.