Earlier this week I was with some homeschool kids as they caught tadpoles and baby minnows in a creek. One parent quipped, "Sure beats being behind a desk."
Turns out that nature time is beneficial to the whole being, not just what my mother calls "all those long muscles that need to move." Read on:
Research conducted at the University of Kansas concludes that people from all walks of life show startling cognitive improvement — for instance, a 50 percent boost in creativity — after living for a few days steeped in nature.