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Playground Science: Getting Kids Excited about Science and Nature

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August 4th, 2016|Tags: , |1 Comment

Parents often struggle to make sure their kids are engaged at school and spending enough time outdoors, but here are some tips for encouraging children to get excited about the natural world and ways to indulge their curiosity about the great outdoors!
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Habitat for Horses

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August 2nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

The Chincoteague Pony Swim is an iconic piece of American history, but the horses’ unique island habitat is rapidly changing. Find out how climate change threatens to dramatically change or even destroy Assateague and other barrier islands across the eastern seaboard.
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Forest Digest — Week of July 25, 2016

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July 29th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week’s forest-related news, find out how healthy forests in the Sierra Nevadas can help stave off California drought, how a ski resort in Montana is sustaining wildlife habitat, how palm oil production is threatening vulnerable forests and how Costa Rican farmers are pioneering sustainable forestry that coexists with agriculture.
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An Adventurer’s Connection to Nature: Q&A with Eddie Bauer Athlete Chris Korbulic

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Chris Korbulic has pushed himself to take risks outdoors since childhood. Find out how he refined a love of adrenaline into sustainable activities and a life-long pursuit of adventure, along with the impact he hopes his photography and blogging will have on the world.
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Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint from Electricity and Gas Consumption

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July 26th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Struggling to find a measurable way to offset your carbon footprint? Use these tips from our partner SFE Energy to pick a carbon offset program that’s right for you. Through this program, your daily electricity and gas consumption could be offset by planting trees through American Forests!
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