We need the wildness of nature. Thoreau
"Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons," Walt Whitman wrote. "It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth." Indeed, the natural world is an excellent stage upon which students may learn about self-discovery and risk taking. As students become more familiar with the workings of the natural world, they can begin to cultivate certain habits of interaction. Attentiveness, for instance, is an essential tool for learning about natural processes. Through careful and consistent observations students learned to listen and see.