Time to camp out!

Did you participate in the Great American Backyard Campout?

Last Saturday, National Wildlife Federation hosted the fifth annual Great American Backyard Campout.

Camping out is a great way for families get unplugged and back outside into nature. We know that Americans are leading increasingly indoor, sedentary lifestyles which have lead to all sorts of problems, from an obesity epidemic to a growing ignorance about and fear of the natural world.

If you missed the Great American Backyard Campout last weekend, not to worry. You can camp out in your own backyard at any time of the year! It’s a great way to have a “staycation” in these tough economic times!

Folks can get everything the need to know about camping out on the National Wildlife Federation website, including basic camping tips, fun games, activities and crafts to do while camping out, tips on nighttime wildlife watching, camp recipes, and more.

The site also has a feature called Naturefind which will help folks find all the great places to hike, wildlife watch, learn about nature and even to go camping, all right in their own community.
To learn more, check out this clip from the Today Show:

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This post was written by qni_it on June 30, 2009

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