Future generations might not know what otters are

Nicholas Kristoff’s most recent op ed in the New York Times, How to Lick a Slug, serves as a good reminder of how important it is to get kids outside and interacting with nature.

I don’t know that I agree that this trend is a failing on the part of the environmental movement, as Kristoff posits–that’s a big accusation. But I do know that it’s hard enough to incentivize the preservation and conservation of nature as is. If the trend continues, and people have less and less of a personal connection, it’s only going to get tougher.


About Allison

I am the new Executive Director of The Otter Project in Monterey, California! Originally from the Bay Area, I went to school in San Diego, and came back north to Monterey for graduate school, where I found my calling: saving sea otters! Working for The Otter Project combines my passion for environmental policy with my love of animals. When not advocating for sea otters, I enjoy yoga, volunteer wildlife rehab, reading, and spending time with my cat Alyssa, who, for the record, I did not name. I have been with The Otter Project since November of 2007.
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