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I want to explore the declining interest of my generation, millennials, in national parks. My parents and their fellow baby boomers are flocking to the outdoors, with visitor rates over the last 20 years up 8% but those ages 16-30 are visiting 5% less.
Are iphones and video games keeping us inside? I want to follow a group of millennials who have constant exposure to technology, but are unfamiliar with the outdoor activities. Our episode will take this group to Yosemite National Park. We will examine whether increased youth exposure to National Parks can create youth advocates for preservation of natural areas, or if their are other causes that this group still finds more pressing.
Partner Organization: National Parks Service
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