Being outdoors is crucial
In today's day and age we are found glued to the never ending development of new technology. We are so focused on digital screens that we often forget to look outside, into the beautiful nature the world has to offer. Ecotherapy could be your solution to undermining social, physical, and mental problems. The idea of ecotherapy is to be exposed to nature and gain a certain sense of belonging, connection, mind cleanse, and to get away from the stress of our everyday lives. This a very cost efficient method to use, it can be used anywhere and anytime. It is crucial that people put down their phone's for once, walk away from the computer, turn off the television, and go outside.
Though it might not seem like it, the Tri-Cities is home to beautiful parks and stunning view points. Each of them is not more than a 30 minute drive no matter where you are at in Kennewick, Pasco, or Richland.
This is my personal favorite spot on the river. In the summertime I love to hang my hammock in between the two trees directly to the left of this photo. It makes for a perfect site of a gorgeous South Eastern Washington sunset.
This is part of a mini trail in Columbia Park. Very beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing color, as well as the spring and summer when everything is glowing.
The idea of ecotherapy is a new and upcoming topic. It is something that we can use in the education system to help students undermine social, mental, and physical problems. In order to do this schools can began to plant gardens, have environmental related sciences as a required class, and study the environment that surrounds them. With global warming being a threatening issue, it is imperative we know the importance of our environment. Schools can even take field trips to places around them, such as Twin Sisters, pictured below. A botanist class in school can go here and identify plants, study our environment. Or even a geology class can understand how the Columbia Gorge was formed and the different rock formations. There are numerous ways we can began to integrate nature exposure in our school systems.