Wes is a home schooling parent that believes outdoor exploration is an important component in the education of all individuals, especially children. To echo Richard Louv, nature deficit disorder threatens our health, our spirit, our economy and the future of the environment. He hopes participants in NatureKids events will gain a greater understanding of the world around us, away from screens and the built environment. Also, he feel that getting kids outside helps them appreciate the intrinsic value of nature.