I think one of the most valuable things that we can instill in children today is the art of being still. I’m walking in Hoyt arboretum, a huge museum of trees on this side of forest park, and its really neat because it has created its own forest with trees from all over the world. However there are two moms with maybe 10 kids between them who are walking the trails and the kids are so loud I can hear them from across the valley. On one hand I’m ecstatic that they have their kids in nature. That’s really good. On the other, I can hear them yelling at their kids from a half mile away. I think that treating nature as a place where there are times to be loud and times to be quiet and learning when those are is so important. I mean, they probably scared away all the wildlife within a mile radius from everyone. Idk. At my camps, I always make sire that we take time to be still and quiet, because we just don’t have time for that in our daily lives anymore.