Monday, February 25, 2008

Commentary on Low Use Study

The Roanoke Times of 24 February 2008 has a column by Virginia Tech professor Steve Kark titled "Study links electronics use with drop in national park visits". He is referring to the "recent study published by the National Academy of the Sciences [that] links a decline in these outdoor activities and a corresponding drop in national park visitation to an increase in the use of home electronics." The Appalachian Trail is one of the National Park units cited as having experienced a drop in visitors. Kark tries to 'rally the troops' to get out into the parks, if not now, then this summer for sure.

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