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Because no one remembers their best day of television

Campers with the Great Bend Rec explore the marsh at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at the recent Aquatic Camp. (Photo Credit: students with Phil Heeke)

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In the United States, children ages 5 to 16 spend about 45 hours a week looking at a TV or computer monitor. That adds up to three months out of the year our kids are staring at a screen. In fact, tweens are spending less time outside than the average prisoner. Most parents admit that their kids spend less time outside than they did as kids. Curtis Wolf shared about this phenomenon termed Nature Deficit Disorder in a past Wetland Explorer article. But it is not too late! It is easy to get kids outside experiencing natural wonders and it ...


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