Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children's memories, the adventures we've had together in nature will always exist.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.
The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
In the woods we return to reason and faith.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature.
I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
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