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Urban youth and nature: Changing lives, transforming communities!

Yusuf Burgess

April, 2008

The amount of time young people spend in the outdoors has decreased significantly, research shows. This human cost of alienation affects not only youth, but it also shapes adults, families and communities. Never before has this been so true as for youth living in poverty and in dense urban communities.

How do we reverse these trends and provide meaningful connections that last a lifetime? This 60-minute video presentation addresses disparities and provides critical insights into the importance of reconnecting urban youth with our natural environment.

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