Connect with nature in your own backyard! It's easy when you join in National Wildlife Federation's 3rd annual Great American Backyard Campout™, Saturday, June 23. Spend time gazing at the stars, listening for the sounds of nocturnal animals, and swapping stories by the light of the lantern or campfire. And what's a night of camping without s'mores? Camping out in the yard is so easy, anyone can do it- even first-timers! Gather the kids, grandkids, neighbors and friends to join in the fun. Last year thousands across the country united for this great event. Go online to www.backyardcampout.org register your campsite, share information with other backyard campers and find group campouts in your area.
Inside the June issue of Bay State Parent magazine, we take an in-depth look at Nature Deficit Disorder. Read writer Jennifer Lefferts report by visiting the magazine's Web site at http://www.baystateparent.com/news/2007/0601/Articles/027.html or pick up a copy of the magazine at more than 850 locations in Eastern & Central Massachusetts.