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+---Topic: How can we encourage people to care for the environment? started by David Adams

Posted by: CPNN Administrator on Dec. 31 1999,17:00

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Posted by: Janet Hudgins on Dec. 01 2013,11:18

Nature is fascinating! Children are walking, or crawling, sponges--starting from scratch--and that's the right time to input the right stuff.
So talk about birds. They are always visible and audible. They call each other, listen to what they are saying. Cheerilee, dee dee, caw caw, and which beautiful songs come from which birds. They are perfect pilots, they swoop and dive and do barrel rolls and never have an accident (unless we do something stupid). Crows marry for as long as they live.
Youngsters' interest is easily piqued but parents have the responsibility to do it (so they might bone up on nature). Just as they expect something of their children, like going to university, they talk about it at dinner and the kids rise to it.


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