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Wyo rec managers target couch potato kids

TETON VILLAGE — Federal and state agency managers concerned with recreation in Wyoming are considering a proposal by the Director of the Teton Science School designed to get children off the couch and into the great outdoors. “Doctors are writing prescriptions to parents to have their kids spend time outside,” said Jack Shea of the Teton Science School, “…a really weird sounding idea but symptomatic of what we’re facing today.”

Shea asked the Recreation Action Team, or REACT, made up of federal and state agencies which deal with recreation, to join in what he proposed to call “Children and the Nature of Wyoming.” He said it is his idea of how to combine all the various proposals from various federal agencies like the National Park Service called “More Kids in the Woods…
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