Love it! Get those kids outdoors. The world needs more naturalists.
I don't think time spent on encouraging kids to explore the great outdoors is ever wasted. Neither of my sons, now in their 30s, have environment- related jobs but both often call me in a state of excitement to tell me about animals that they've seen. Hooking kids on wildlife sets them up for a lifetime of curiosity-driven satisfaction, wherever they are and whatever they do ........... and hopefully they'll pass it on to their kids.
Such a great photo comparison!