Richard Louv says that we can’t expect the next generation to fight for the environment when they don’t know it. He’s speaking specifically about how many children these days don’t really get unstructured time outside.
The Springwatch, Autumnwatch, and Winterwatch series from the BBC is a wonderful way to help children to learn about the natural world and, well, I like it too.
Landward is similar, although it focuses exclusively on Scotland.
I wish we had something similar for the US.