Take it from one of the great poets: teaching a child to love nature and its innumerable wonders gives her a lifelong friend.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
-- George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
"The reason for safeguarding our planet transcends the simple reality that we're here -- that we inhabit Earth. We are part of Earth -- product of all that came before, kindred to all that now exists. ... We living beings -- mammals, amphibia, reptil... read more