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Why Has Nature Vanished From Children's Picture Books?

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Love Reading With Mom!

Here's another reason explaining why our young people have become increasingly disconnected from the natural world: children's picture books have stopped depicting nature.

My Cat Loves Her Treadmill!

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We all need our exercise!

Just because it's Friday!

Here's a very cute video of a cat, Maui, enjoying the treadmill. She just can't get enough of it, it seems. Enjoy!

Getting Kids Outside In Ohio!

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Nothing Says Happiness Like Getting Outside!

Good news from Ohio!

An organization, Leave No Child Inside Northwest Ohio, is working to alleviate the syndrome of spending too much time indoors by providing a network where families can discover lots of ways - and reasons - to get outside regularly.

Free Entrance At National Parks This Weekend!

Check out the Milky Way at Joshua Tree National Park (a personal favorite!)

America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better this weekend with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

Spending Time Outdoors Can Lead To Better Eyesight

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There's nothing more fun than playing at the beach!

 

Raising An Orphaned Fruit Bat By Hand (Video)

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Here's an amazing video of an orphaned short-tailed fruit bat being hand-raised by dedicated animal lovers at Bat World Sanctuary.

Urban Kids Missing Out On Nature

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Climbing Trees Is Awesome!

A growing disconnection between city children and nature threatens disastrous consequences for the environment, one of Western Australia's top scientists has warned.

World's Most Boring Piece Of Playground Equipment Ever!

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World's Most Boring Playground Equipment?!

 

Juan Martinez - Leader Of The New Nature Movement - VIDEO

Fantastic Video From An Inspirational And Powerful Speaker

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Best Hikes With Kids San Francisco Bay Area

100 Great Hikes!

Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco Bay Area
By Laure Latham

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