Several studies have been done on the healing effect nature has on children, especually children from urban and underserved communities.
Dr. Wallace J Nichols has done years of research on what he calls tghe "blue mind" (also the name of his book).
"Water unleashes rthe uninhibited child in all of us, unlocking our creativity and curiosity," he writes.
If we are so certain of the positive effect water has on us, and with all the research that shows what nature can do for children and considering the plight of our oceans, why aren't there more organizations focusing their work on getting urban and underserved youth to experience complete immersion in the ocean?
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