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Nicholas and Peter on Schuyler Island (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Nicholas and Peter on Schuyler Island (Photo: Brian Mann)

With summer comes the fight for parents to get the kids outdoors

Summer is officially here and across the North Country schools are finally letting out. Not so long ago, that would have meant children escaping outdoors.

But researchers - as well as parents - are seeing children spend more and more time in front of computers and television.

As Brian Mann reports, there's growing evidence that a summer spent in the fields and woods isn't just fun. It's also healthy and maybe even necessary.  Go to full article
Richard Louv
Richard Louv

Preview: Family Day at the Wild Center

Author Richard Louv visits the Wild Center in Tupper Lake tomorrow as part of its Family Day. Kids are encouraged to explore the 31-acre campus and all events are free. NCPR is media sponsor for the event. Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods, and says it's time for the younger generation to get reconnected with nature. He coined to phrase, "nature-deficit disorder" and spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

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