Baby boomers are probably the last generation to have run wild in the woods and paddocks, freely exploring the nearby creek bed, or building huts and tree houses in the outdoors. Tamariki born after 1980 seldom hear the words “Go and play outside.” With few exceptions, theirs is a contained and constrained generation, with little direct experience of the natural world. Today when they do spend time outside it is more often than not organised by adults.

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