Petrified Forest National Park Spotlight

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Tucked into Arizona about 110 miles east of Flagstaff, you’ll find the largest concentrated area of petrified wood in the world. Scientists estimate that the wood is around 211 to 218 million years old. This park puts its history on display with many beautiful, colorful geological formations made from the petrified trees. With such unique…

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Sustainability and Nature Conservation for Kids


When it comes to the world we live in, there’s nothing more important than sustaining it for ourselves and the generations that follow. From the conservation of the land to the preservation of aquatic species, there’s so much in our world that’s affected by how we all treat our environment. One way to help ensure…

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Water Safety for Kayaking and Canoeing

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Whether it’s your first adventure out on the kayak or canoe or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s always important to be aware of basic water safety guidelines. Knowing how to safely navigate the waters and care for your equipment is important for your first adventure, but it’s also a good idea to freshened up on…

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Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws is Just the First Step

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Did you know that there’s now more plastic and trash in the ocean than there are fish? This is a huge and ever-growing problem. While banning single-use plastic bags and other needless waste is a nice start, it’s not enough to save our oceans and other ecosystems. We can’t fix the plastic problem overnight, but…

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How will the 2018 Midterm Election Results affect Environmentalism?

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With so many important issues being discussed and debated, the 2018 midterm election left a lot of unanswered questions by the candidates. One issue that has been at the forefront for quite some time now is the environment and what can and is being done to protect it. The government is a complex system (and…

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National Park Spotlight – Michigan Parks

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When you think of National Parks, some of the more popular ones probably come to mind, such as the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, and Yosemite. These are beautiful areas for sure, but if you want to go find a park that’s more secluded and comes complete with wondrous waterways and striking cliffs, then you should…

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Cold Weather Hiking

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If you’re up for a bit of adventure, you don’t have to wait for warmer weather to go hiking. Whether it’s the dead of winter or you’re venturing up into the higher, colder altitudes, if you want to hike in the cold, you need to be prepared. It can be just as dangerous to hike…

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Tracking Animals in Your Own Backyard!

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There’s so much for kids to explore in nature, from bird watching to fossil hunting. The best part is that you don’t have to travel to a national park or exotic location to experience nature’s beauty. Discovering what lives and thrives in nature can be as easy as stepping out into your own backyard or…

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Desert Hiking Safety Tips


Hiking in the desert can be a beautiful experience that creates memories that will last a lifetime. However, if you’re not adequately prepared for the harsher conditions of the desert, then you’ll get an entirely different set of memories. The desert is as dangerous as it is beautiful if you’re not prepared, and there are…

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The Many Reasons to Spend Time in Nature


Do you often feel cooped up inside your home or office? The urge to feel the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze on your face becomes overwhelming. Getting outside into the fresh air can do a lot of good for a person. Next time you feel stressed or restless, get up and go…

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