Who Visits our National Parks?
It is estimated that only one in ten Americans has been to a national park. What if a program provided funds to send many young, poor people from our cities to visit one national park? Sounds good, but our national parks are understaffed, and their buildings, roads, and trails need renovation. As presently funded, our parks could not absorb those new visitors.
An Urban World
Are we becoming city-folk? Today, 2.75 billion people --45% of the world's population ---live in cities. By 2025, this will increase to 62%. The question then is how do we bring people to nature, or nature to people?