I would like to just point out how true all of ChrisLyals points are. I was fortunate enough to be taken out and told such stories about nature and given real hands on experience with the natural world when I was a six year old by my school and family. All of these experiences, which were strikingly similar to the ones listed, really did strike a keen interest and passion within me, which I still carry today. I am about to begin my degree in biodiversity and conservation and feel humble introductions to the subject as a child have led me and fuelled me to where I am today, as I continue to push myself into a position where I can one day make a difference. Being introduced to nature as a young child really can make a huge impact on how you view the natural world and then go on to treat it.