Nature Rocks Website

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This is Passport to Texas

Kids–and even grownups–are spending lots of time in front of screens connected to the internet.

06-Children today are spending on average seven to eleven hours per day indoors with media.

Telling people to go outside and leave the devices at home doesn’t fly.

09-Oh, my gosh. You’re exactly right. We used to tell people all he time: unplug, unplug, unplug. We just can’t say that anymore. We are plugged in and it’s here to stay, And that’s fine.

Jennifer Bristol, with Texas Children and Nature program, which curates the Nature Rocks Texas website, says if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

08-There are so many wonderful apps and devices out there now. So there’s all kinds of technology that really can help kids now explore and be outside.

The Nature Rocks Texas website got a makeover and debuts this month.

27-We really wanted to give it a fresh look and really focus on our core concepts, which are: play, explore, and connect. So, we want families where they can find places where they can play in the outdoors and find all those nature based activities that so many of our partners offer. Everything from star parties, to
nature hikes, to group campouts. You name it. There are just all kinds of fun, nature based activities that are happening all the time throughout the state.

A Nature Rocks Texas mobile app is coming in spring.

That’s our show for today– Funding provided in part by Ram Trucks. Guts. Glory. Ram.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I-‘m Cecilia Nasti.

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