09 May '11, 8pm

How to get your kids to become environmentalists:

How to get your kids to become environmentalists:

LEAF participants enjoy an afternoon at the beach after a morning of work at the Conservancy's Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge in the Delaware Bayshores region. Photo: Erika Nortemann/TNC Cross-posted from Cool Green Science . Want your kids to become ecologically conscious as adults? Get 'em into nature now -- that's the most reliable way to build their love of the outdoors, according to mountains of research. But in a harried and always-online world (for parents as well as children), what's it going to take to do that? One way: Find a program with mentors who guide them through the wonders (and occasional terrors) of the outdoors. That's the conclusion of a new study of urban youth commissioned by The Nature Conservancy and funded by the Rhodebeck Charitable Trust and the Toyota USA Foundation. The study looked at alumni of the Conservancy's Leaders in Environmental Actio...

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