25 Jun '11, 12am

The Great American Backyard Campout! | Care2 Causes

The Great American Backyard Campout! | Care2 Causes

June 25 is National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout day. Thousands of moms, dads, kids, grandparents, and caregivers will be pitching tents and rolling out sleeping bags on Saturday night! Getting Kids In Touch With Nature Camping, even for just a night in a backyard, is of course a great way to put children in touch with nature. Numerous studies reveal that children who grow up to care about nature and the environment almost alway had someone in their lives who introduced them to nature as a child. Introducing a child to the outdoors can create a commitment to nature that lasts a lifetime. If you have a backyard, pitch a tent there; if there’s a patio, sleep there. This can be extra fun to do with friends or neighbors. Now, what do you hear? Owls? Crickets? Frogs? Small animals searching for food? The howl of a coyote? Have Fun Outside! Here are a fe...

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