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Wetlands & Wonder: Reconnecting Children with Nearby Nature

Wetlands & Wonder: Reconnecting Children with Nearby Nature
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As more Americans dwell in cities and suburbs, our society becomes increasingly distanced from the natural world. This absence of everyday connections to nature has many negative effects-especially for children.

Pockets of remaining wetland in developed areas often provide the easiest access to nature. Yet these wetlands may be degraded and go unnoticed.

Urban and suburban wetlands are valuable resources to be restored, protected and enjoyed. These remnants of the natural world in the human landscape can play a key role in reconnecting people to nearby nature-thereby improving the health of our children and our communities.

General information about wetlands protection
  Laws and regulations  governing wetlands in the US

Produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8

EPA 980-V-08-002
  September 2008
Total Run Time: 14 minutes

For additional copies of this DVD:
Contact the National Service Center for Environmental Publications at 800-490-9198 or http://www.epa.gov/nscep

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