This Nature Preserve Encourages Children to Explore the Outdoors

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 12, 2015
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Legendary Animator Hayao Miyazaki announced plans to design a serene nature preserve that encourages children to explore the outdoors. With the advent of digital devices, children have become less interested in exploring the natural world. This unique sanctuary is specifically designed to show children the beauty of nature.

The park is set to open in 2018 and it will be located on a remote Japanese island called 'Kume.' The sanctuary will be located in an area that contains 10,000 square meters of untouched forest. The park will contain accommodations for 30 people at a time and will encourage activities that prompt children to explore the outdoors.

The park perfectly mirrors Miyazaki work, which often deals with the issue of how humans respond to the natural world.