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Trash Reminder

Trash Reminder

Glacier National Park recently released a reminder to those that have decided its OK to drop trash around our National Parks.

Underwater Exploration at Yellowstone National Park

Underwater Exploration at Yellowstone National Park

Beyond snorkeling and SCUBA diving, most of us have limited ability to explore underwater.  Even given these skills, we are still limited by depth and the amount of time that we can stay under water at one time.  A select few have access to submersible vehicles and can extend this a bit more, but serious […]

Save the Park – Volunteering in the National Parks

Save the Park – Volunteering in the National Parks

Games for Change has developed a game for your iPhone or iPad that is designed to get you and your friends to  volunteer in national parks. “Save the Park” is available for free via the app store.  It was created through a $250,000 grant from American Express.  If nothing else,  you should download the app and try it out […]

Reconnecting our Youth to Outdoor Recreation, Who’s In?

Reconnecting our Youth to Outdoor Recreation, Who’s In?

  Beyond your own family, your own town or state, there are Nationwide initiatives afoot to help reconnect youth to the outdoors. Efforts that are critical to ensuring healthy, active communities and a future for outdoor conservation. Among these leaders is The Outdoor Foundation®, an organization dedicated to increasing interest and participation in outdoor activities. […]

The Irish Green Prescription for Mental Health

The Irish Green Prescription for Mental Health

I’ve talked about the importance of the outdoors and general communing with nature in maintaining health in previous posts.  The people in Ireland are taking the notion even further. The Green Prescription A group called Nature, Health, and Wellbeing Ireland is initiating a program called the Green Prescription Initiative.The initiative runs along the lines of Shinrin-Yoku and the Nature prescription […]

Support Children and Nature

Support Children and Nature

Today,  I’d like to ask your support for The Children & Nature Network (C&NN).  C&NN invests in change makers to build networks that support the health and vitality of cities, provide green job opportunities for young leaders, strengthen family connections in the outdoors, and collect expertise and research to increase awareness and fuel grassroots campaigns worldwide.  Many of the stories we have […]

Capturing Kids with Conservation Connect

Capturing Kids with Conservation Connect

Virtually everyone that enjoys exploring the outdoors as an adult had one or more defining outdoor experience as a kid.  Families often provide that experience with camping trips, days at the beach, hikes in the mountains and so on.  Various organizations are also instrumental in providing these experiences.  Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire and others offer […]

Seattle Forest Pre-School: Tiny Trees

Seattle Forest Pre-School: Tiny Trees

I wrote a blog post about the concept of Forest Kindergartens awhile back.  Soon Seattle, Washington, will have a similar school for pre-school kids . Tiny Trees plans to open six schools in 2016, with room for 32 kids in each school. Three more will open later. Building a Partnership for Pre-School The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department recently indicated […]

Volunteering Outdoors – Trail Maintenance

Volunteering Outdoors – Trail Maintenance

  I recently took a hike on the Badger Lake Trail in the Sky Lakes Wilderness of south-central Oregon with a group of friends.  Nothing unusual about that and we’ll have a story and video about the trip in the eMagazine before too long.  What was unusual is that, as a group of six, we […]

National Ski Patrol

National Ski Patrol

Many of us need an excuse to get outdoors and be active and many times that excuse needs to be altruistic.  Sometimes the altruistic motive is all it takes.  Perhaps the opportunity to volunteer to clear a trail on National Trails Day or help with some other kind of project on National Public Lands Day […]

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