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AIR DATE: March 3, 2010

When's the last time your child jumped off a tree swing? Built a fort? Chased after frogs? Richard Louv, author of the bestseller Last Child in the Woods, thinks kids today are missing the joys of the great outdoors. They're growing up with iPods, backseat TVs and video games. As one fourth grader told Louv, "I like to play indoors better, 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are." But Louv says playing outdoors inspires imagination and helps lower anxiety. He reveals the secrets to getting kids outdoors in today's urban world. Plus, Allison Brody of UNLV's Public Lands Institute offers tips for exploration in Southern Nevada.

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Richard Louv, Author, Last Child in the Woods
Allison Brody, Project Manager, Conservation Education and Interpretation, UNLV's Public Lands Inst

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