Kids, on average, spend over 8 hours a day online. A new city-wide program in Prescott has been started to help combat this ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ by getting kids out of virtual reality and into the real world.
‘Treasures’ have been hidden in city parks and recreation areas throughout the area. . The treasures are plastic storage containers that contain a small notebook for kids to write their name and date. Each container is named for an animal or plant and has information about each one. Each treasure also has stickers of animals that kids can put in notebooks of their own.
If children learn to enjoy themselves in nature, they may want to preserve it.
To get directions to the treasures, go to friendsofackerpark.com