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Great American Backyard Campout: Seven Things to Do After Dark

NWF Wildlife Promise – May 18, 2011
By Roger DiSilvestro

Great American Backyard Campout: Seven Things to Do After Dark That day on which thousands of people across the nation pitch tents and roll out sleeping bags is almost here—National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout, slated this year for June 25. Camping, even for just a night in a backyard, is a way to put children in touch with nature. A study in the 1990s found that people who grew up to be conservationists almost invariably had someone in their lives who introduced them to nature as a child. Former president Jimmy Carter put it more eloquently: “It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail…
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