According to the Forest Education Promotion Act, Article 2, Forest Education is education that seeks to understand the importance of forests, acquire knowledge of forests, and develop a proper sense of value by experiencing, exploring, and learning various functions of forests.
The purpose of forest education is not just to expose people to the natural environment, but to also increase interest and ecological sensitivity of forests. This is achieved through programs conducted by forest education experts and systematically learning about healthy and proper relationships between human beings and nature.
Through forest education, little children can learn sociality and consideration for others. In addition, play in forests has been found to improve children's creativity, concentration, exploration skills, ability to form self-concepts, and promote environmental sensitivity.
In the case of children of adolescents, they are able to improve their learning skills through forest education, as well as develop environmental sensitivity and strengthen their physical immunity.
It has also been shown that forest education helps to prevent school violence and instead encourage friendships. Time in the forest can relieve depression and anxiety and help develop healthy personalities during the growth period.