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Audubon: Children Spending Too Much Time Indoors

Connecticut Post – February 10, 2012
By John Burgeson

Audubon: Children Spending Too Much Time Indoors FAIRFIELD -- The Connecticut Audubon Society says there won't be a next generation of nature lovers if the children of today continue to spend their days indoors. Although there are more threatened bird species in the state than ever, the situation is serious enough for the society to devote its entire "Connecticut State of the Birds 2012" report to the problem of kids not connecting to nature. "We find that children are spending less time outdoors, and their free time is really spent in highly structured activities," said Robert Martinez, president of the Connecticut Audubon Society. "They have very little…
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