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kids and nature

Our Three Rivers: Through the Back Channel

On a hidden spot on the Allegheny River, a league of dragon boaters is learning respect for nature—and each other.

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Commentary: Scouting for the Nature Habit

If we want future generations to care about nature, it wouldn't hurt for us to get our kids into the woods occasionally. There's some question, though, about whether Americans are exposing their children to the outdoors. Commentator and search-and-rescue responder Ken Chiacchia tells us about how he got the nature habit.

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Where Play and Nature Intersect for One Pittsburgh Family

The Western Pennsylvania Press Club recently named The Allegheny Front as a finalist for its continuing coverage of children and nature.

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Extreme and Obscure? The Next Generation of Conservationists

The Allegheny Front's been reporting on the decline in kids getting outside and exploring nature.

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Essays: Flashlight Tag and Running Keep These Kids Active

As part of our series on how to connect kids to nature and outdoor play, we've been hearing from kids from Centre County.

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Essays: Birds, Bass, and Softballs Keep These Kids Outside

All summer long, The Allegheny Front is looking at how kids have been forgoing outdoors time for video games and TV.

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Essays: Biking, Swimming and Playing Sports Get Centre County Kids Outside

All summer The Allegheny Front is looking at how to get kids back outdoors.

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Dad, Daughter, and Dogs Spend Time Outdoors

The last time The Allegheny Front's Jennifer Szweda Jordan visited her dad, Pete, at his home in Florida, they packed up the dogs, F

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For Teen and Friends, Video Games Often Trump the Outdoors

All summer, The Allegheny Front is looking at ways to get kids connected with nature.

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Essays: Fishing, Camping and Just Observing Nature

This summer, The Allegheny Front is considering the impact of young people spending less and less time in the outdoors.

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