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Instill a Love of Nature in Children

San Antonio Express-News – January 24, 2013
By Laura Bush

Instill a Love of Nature in Children Some of my earliest memories are of the Texas outdoors. In Midland, my first playgrounds were vacant lots covered with mesquite trees. In the summers, I would travel west, to visit my grandparents on the outskirts of El Paso, gazing out upon the Rio Grande River and the Franklin Mountains, surrounded by the searing desert light and heat, or take family trips to swim at Balmorhea or to the Gulf of Mexico at Galveston. But increasingly today, the Texas outdoors is being lost to our children. Nature and the natural world are like a foreign language to many of today's…
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