Computer Activity Takes its Toll on Real-Life Camping, Fishing

According to AP, increased computer activity has taken a toll on nature-based activities such as camping and fishing. That in turns might have an impact on how environment conservation and biodiversity are perceived, especially by children.

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There’s little doubt that, for many, computer-based activity is more entertaining than fishing or camping. Not everyone likes to sleep on a slope covered with little rocks. Also, when the video-game is over, there’s no need to drive for hours before getting back home, you’re feets away from the couch. To some, Camping is nothing more than a “bum simulation” (OK, that’s pushing it).

Computers are a more comfortable form of entertaiment, but this doesn’t mean that children can’t be taught to appreciate nature and conservation – but it does take more effort. After all, can’t you travel everywhere with Google Maps? ;)

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