Friday, February 10, 2012

Explore a Forest Near You!

The Lorax is my favorite children's book written by Dr. Seuss.  The story is all about stewardship of our environment, advocacy for those without a voice, and what happens when we ignore good advice.  This book is packed with creativity and amusing characters such as the Barbaloot Bears, Humming Fish, Swomee Swans and of course those amazing Truffula Trees.  And now this story has been made into a feature length film! 

"According to the U.S. Forest Service, more than 245 million Americans live within 100 miles from a National Forest or Grassland. However, children in the U.S. spend fifty percent less time outdoors than they did twenty years ago, according to the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Research shows that children who play outside have lower stress levels and more active imaginations, become fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems and are more likely to become environmentally conscious in the future."
- AdCouncil/Universal Pictures/USFS

Now, go out and enjoy your local forest!

Discover The Forest
National Forests in South Carolina

Clemson Experimental Forest