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July 02, 2009

Getting Kids Outside: Water Journey

Child at the ocean Nature-deficit disorder is common among our young people. How can you ensure that your kids don’t end up with it? This week’s tips tell you how to get your kids away from the video games this summer, and out into nature instead.

Tip #4: Take Them to Water

Since water is such an integral (but often forgotten) part of environmental conservation, it’s important to expose children to liquid ecosystems. If you live near a coast, make frequent trips with your kids to where water meets land, and to see the adjacent wetlands. Encourage young ones to examine teeming tide pools (bring a magnifying glass), to take photos, and to go kayaking or snorkeling (check the water’s safety first). If you live in a landlocked state, head to the nearest river or lake instead.

Tell us: What are your kids’ favorite bodies of water?

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