Are Cute Animals on YouTube the Answer?

Do YouTube videos of baby pandas help kids care more about the environment, or keep them feeling disconnected? What’s the happy mix between watching Jacques Cousteau and exploring nature firsthand? And can digital tools help inspire kids to get outside and learn more about their world?

Since I write this blog, I certainly hope that digital tools can help parents and teachers get kids outside. But how does digital technology in the hands of the kids themselves help, or hurt, the effort?

Here are a few points in the ongoing debate. Let me know what you think.

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Great Kids, Great Outdoors is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Heather Stephenson.

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