Editors Note: This article was originally published by Jennifer Lance of Eco Child’s Play where there’s news, ideas and creative ways to raise a family non-toxic.

In this week’s Sierra Club Insider, it was stated that the family vacation is disappearing from American culture.

According to Treehugger, a new study by Oliver Pergams of the University of Illinois-Chicago and Patricia Zaradic of the Environmental Leadership Program found that “the time children spend in nature — particularly the activities we looked at in this study — determines their environmental awareness as adults.”

Citing the same study co-sponsored by the Nature Conservancy, the Grist states

Kids — and adults — these days are “videophiliacs” who prefer their nature through the TV screen rather than personally experienced, says a new study. It estimates that Americans’ participation in outdoor recreation has dropped as much as 25 percent over the past 20 years.

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