Did you know that the average American child spends just 4 – 7 minutes a day playing outdoors? It’s true. Even in places like Taos, kids are spending much of their time inside. The average American child spends just four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors and up to seven hours a day staring at a screen. Research shows it’s bad for their brains—and their bodies. Diabetes, attention deficit disorder, heart disease, depression, myopia, allergies, and asthma have all skyrocketed. Each year, Taos gets a bit more gets chopped up by scattered development and the wildlife and cattle get pushed farther away; the kids lose out on a place to play and explore, and our families and elders miss vital connections to home and the lands they love. But you can change that.