Many people spend their holiday seasons inside shopping malls. More and more, kids, in particular, are passing up the opportunity to play outdoors during the rest of the year too. The trend could be contributing to serious health risks such as obesity. And so a movement of parents, teachers and lawmakers is trying to get young people back into nature.
You may listen to the “Nature Deficit” radio report online, as well as find additional links and resources. Also see Photos from the kids’ “Camping at the Presidio” trip on flickr.com.
Gabriela Quirós is a Segment Producer for KQED-TV, and is the producer for this radio report.
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