A new study from Aarhus University shows that children who grow up surrounded by high amounts of green space have up to 55% less risk of developing a mental disorder later in life. According to the researchers, integration of green space in urban planning is important to ensure green and healthy cities for the future generations.
Urban Kid Adventurers is an AWARENESS SCHOOL.
We teach wilderness “primitive” skills. Our afterschool programs are child based educational programs that take place in the great outdoors! UKA was created to get the kids out of the apartment/house/school, and into the park. Our main goal is to provide a fun, safe, environment where the children can discover first hand how awesome nature is. The most amazing part of taking children into nature and seeing something for the first time is the expression of joy on their faces!
UKA was created by Thom Schuchaskie. Thom has been studying with Tom Brown Jr. Tracker School since 2010 and has taken classes thru the Expert Scout level. He is also a former wilderness instructor for NYC Outward Bound Center and Education Through Adventure (ETA), a graduate of National Outdoor Leadership School Educators 30-day program, student of martial arts since 1994, avid outdoorsman, and stay-at-home-dad. All rolled into one! Thom was a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) for 7 years, and assisted teaching CPR and Wilderness First Aid with ETA. Thom has a BA from Michigan State in French and Italian.