Camping is one of the pleasures of the warmer months. For little people it can mean a lot of firsts: the first time sleeping in a tent, and hanging by a campfire. A couple of years ago, the Allegheny Front's Julie Grant and her then 3-year-old daughter joined their friends Aviva Gold and Steve Dilger and their 3-year-old daughter for the girls' first experience roasting marshmallows.
Every summer, about a dozen teen-agers study environmental issues as interns at Pittsburghís Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
In the last few years, one of the big environmental events of the spring in Pittsburgh has been the conference on Women's Health and
Earth Force is an organization that engages young people as active citizens to improve the environment and their communities.
There are trees blooming at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum.