Category: Kids

Consequential Nature: The Power of Nature That Doesn’t Seem to Matter, But Does

Written by | May 6th, 2014

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A childhood encounter with a Tufted Titmouse may not seem like much. But could it launch a lifetime of wonder and reflection? Could such an “inconsequential moment” create a conservationist?

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

Written by | April 11th, 2014

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It’s true that not many people show up for their birthday parties. But Dayna Gross’ kids track the seasons by elk bugles, play in the stream whenever they want and roam freely. Here’s what it’s like to grow up on a nature preserve — and to be a “preserve parent.”

Growing Up Wild: Wilderness Backpacking with My Daughter

Written by | April 9th, 2014

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A paper map and bear-proof canister provide the impetus for a wilderness adventure for blogger Randy Edwards and his daughter. Join them on their adventure into the Monongahela National Forest.

First All-African American Team Climbs Denali

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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An all-African American team of nine hikers climbed Denali and achieved their goal: to inspire people of color to get outside and pursue their dreams.

A New Tradition for the Fourth

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Four in five American voters agree that conserving our country’s natural resources is patriotic. So what will you do this 4th of July to get the most of nature?

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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This Independence Day, our guest blogger reflects on how fortunate we are that so much of America has been preserved for our enjoyment and enlightenment.

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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Strawberry season is the perfect time of year to educate your kids that our food is grown outside — it doesn’t magically appear on the table like a feast at Hogwarts (contrary to what some may think!).

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn two more reasons why clean air is so incredibly important.

  1. This just in: autism and air pollution linked. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  2. Is mandatory food composting coming soon to NYC? (NY Times)
  3. Singapore pollution hits 16-year high and all signs point to forest fires. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Students motivate Crayola to color the world a little greener with new recycling program. (TreeHugger)
  5. North America and Europe to become besties and join together — literally — in 220 million years. (RedOrbit)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2013

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Near extinct Philippine Eagle found to be thriving elsewhere in the Philippines – queue the R. Kelly track, “I believe I can fly.”

  1. National bird of the Philippines found nesting in previously unknown region, leads to conservation effort (ABS-CBN)
  2. The joys of teaching conservation to kids while fishing. (Gannet)
  3. Conservation leads to job opportunities in Zambia (Times of Zambia)
  4. Cultivation of sea cucumbers leads to conservation efforts in Madagascar (National Geographic)
  5. VIDEO: Glacier collapses in Argentina (AP)

 

 

 

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Sometimes, it’s hard to impress children. A father uses his upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea to teach his snake-loving son a lesson on the Birds of Paradise.

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