There's plenty of research to demonstrate that exposure to nature boosts our immune system. Here's an article on the biological pathways that facilitate that.
But when we're stuck at home, is there a way to get some of the benefits of nature? While we may not be able to inhale the deep aromas of a torrid ocean or a moist green forest, we can certainly get some of the benefits with sight and sounds through our screens. Here's a list of the best nature live-cams.
I saw a wolf pass by in Minnesota, dove into a dream state in a kelp forest in Monterey Bay, and stared at Niagara Falls for a really long time. Trust me! You and your kids are going to love these webcams!