Nature cures you like no other

Aquascaping is the term used to describe the artistic arrangement of plants, rocks, wood and other materials to create thriving underwater layouts. When you landscape a garden, you choose a visually appealing design and create the right conditions for flora to flourish. Aquascaping is the same thing – but underwater. Nature Style aesthetic concepts inspired by Japanese aquarist Takashi Amano, …

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Nature fires up your children’s imagination!

Too often, we find ourselves stuck in the known, the comfortable and the familiar. The physical spaces of most everyday urban and suburban life – houses, classrooms, offices, sidewalks, roads (or worse: roads with no sidewalks) – all reinforce this. They’re designed around longstanding norms, regulations, zoning, and a plethora of laws which, without our being fully conscious of them, govern the way we …

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Nature teaches empathy, compassion, and connection

Over the last several decades, people have become increasingly distanced from the sources of their most basic necessities, everything from water to food to clothing to the energy that powers their homes. With this disconnection comes disengagement, a dwindling sense of responsibility, of community. Engaging as a family with nature can make lasting impressions on a child in terms of …

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Outcomes aren’t always predictable

Too many activities, exhibits, and amusement parks like Disneyworld are structured around predictable outcomes. You pay for a ticket, take the ride, and then it’s over. You press a button, hear a recording explain what an exhibit is about, and then move on. All of this parallels the expectation of immediate gratification that families already experience via screen-time: You press …

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