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Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

NWF Wildlife Promise – June 17, 2011
By Kim Martinez

Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured play. While kids are engaged in organized sports, there isn’t a lot of time spent outside connecting with the natural world. “Nature deficit” is creating a generation of kids who recognize more corporate logos than animals in their own backyard. “One of the greatest threats to wildlife is a generation of children entirely disconnected from nature,” said Tony Caligiuri, mid-Atlantic regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation. “The Great…
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