Unformatted text preview: ds National Monument just outside San Francisco, CA. The 200foot redwoods in this primitive coastal forest are awe-inspiring (further north they get up to 379 feet tall). With
the fog and mist they made the place feel raw, and ancient. As John Muir said, "This is the best tree-lovers
monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world. xii" Experiences like this are important
because they give us perspective, and help us develop a sense of place in the universe.
The best advice I can give to parents is to take their children camping. In my experience it is always a
bonding experience, and it teaches children the value of nature. Children learn so much from being outside; in
my experience, time spent in nature always provides more educational value than the same amount of time
spent in the classroom. As Albert Einstein said, “Look! Look! Look deep into nature and you will understand
everything.” Every child should have the opportunity to experience the wilderness, or somet...
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- Fall '14
- John C. Ayers