PHILADELPHIA Ken Finch delights in asking people to recall happy childhood moments spent outdoors.
Invariably, they involve nature: climbing a favorite tree, wading in a stream, catching fireflies in a jar.
But this works only when his audience is older than about 30. If they’re younger, they were born after a division — the time childhood in America changed. For the worse.
No longer did they run outdoors on a Saturday, coming home only when the streetlights went on.
In October, the National Wildlife Federation announced a goal to move 100 million kids “from their indoor habitat.”
See Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.