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Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Turn Your Backyard into a Discovery Zone

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – July 06, 2010
By Kellie Gormly

Turn Your Backyard into a Discovery ZoneIn an age when kids are surrounded by electronic entertainment like computers and television, they often don't play outside nearly as often as their parents did -- and with modern safety concerns, playing in the woods down the street alone isn't safe anymore. ″Children these days are really growing up disconnected from nature,″ says Jim Bonner. He is the executive director of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, based in Indiana Township. He refers to a book, ″Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder″ by author Richard Louv, which explores this lack in children's lives. Today's…
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