07 Sep '11, 6pm

Summer's over - why did teens spend so much of it indoors? Our poll has answers:

“Roughly 76 percent of youth today strongly believe issues like climate change can be solved if action is taken now. They also think safeguarding important lands and waters should be a priority regardless of any ancillary benefits and the struggling economy.” There is a growing disparity between the time kids spend indoors wired to technology and the time they spend outside enjoying nature. The vast majority of today’s kids use a computer, watch TV, or play video games on a daily basis, but only about 10 percent say they are spending time outdoors every day, according to a new nationwide poll from The Nature Conservancy. Why? Lack of access to natural areas and discomfort with the outdoors are two primary factors identified by the Conservancy’s poll. The poll was conducted from July 28 through August 4, and asked 602 kids between the ages of 13 and 18 about their attitudes...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/kids-in-nature/kids-in...

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