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Parent-Child Nature Program Tiny Treks Celebrates 13th Anniversary

Tiny Treks, a pioneering parent-child outdoor nature program based in Palo Alto, CA, recently celebrating its 13 year anniversary. Pam Worth, who has over 27 years of experience in the child development field, founded Tiny Treks as a means of helping families get outdoors and in touch with their natural environment. Worth and her fellow teachers explore nature in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Chicago.

Two Minute Tour: Hacklebarney State Park NJ

Located in Long Valley, NJ, Hacklebarney State Park offers over 900 acres of wooded beauty. It is a great destination for outdoor adventure with the family.

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The Impact of ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’ on the Health of Children

SAN FRANCISCO – Children can more easily identify obscure cartoon characters than the native plants and animals that live outside their front door. And this lack of connection to the natural world can have a profound impact on their health and well-being.

Richard Louv, the author who coined the phrase, “nature-deficit disorder,” will address this issue in a plenary address at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition Saturday, Oct. 2. His talk is scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. PT at the Moscone Center.

New Jersey's First-ever WILD Outdoor Expo September 25-26

TRENTON, NJ - If your family has wanted to learn how to fish, backpack or enhance your family camping trips, this month New Jersey will be offering a great opportunity. You can pick up tips and insights on NJ's great outdoors from the experts during the Department of Environmental Protection's first-ever WILD Outdoor Expo Sept. 25 and 26.

The 2010 Fall Foliage Season In New York State Is Underway

First signs of colorful fall foliage emerging in Adirondacks and Catskills regions

Albany, N.Y. - And they’re off! The 2010 foliage season in New York State is officially underway as the first significant colors of autumn are appearing in the Adirondacks and Catskills regions, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NEW YORK program.