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US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promoting 'Backyard Campout' in West Virginia on Saturday
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, June 27, 2014 3:12 PM EDT
CAPON BRIDGE, W.Va.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is visiting West Virginia to promote the outdoors.
The National Wildlife Federation coordinates the event to encourage people of all ages to camp and connect with nature.
In a blog post on the event, Jewell said some of her fondest childhood memories are camping out in the backyard with her friends.
She says giving children an opportunity to play outside, unstructured, feeds this curiosity, gets them moving, and builds confidence, comfort and appreciation the natural world.