June is Great Outdoors Month: Let’s Protect Our Environment

June is Great Outdoors Month. It is a time to celebrate the great, natural wonders of America through recreation and conservation. During the month of June American citizens are encouraged to #EscapeTheIndoors; and connect with nature in a number of ways. These days, as technology advances, screen time is becoming a part of life more […]

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The Importance of Taking Care of the Environment

Nature provides us all with so many wonderful and useful things. From beautiful sights, to food & shelter, to maintaining the delicate balance necessary to sustain life on this planet. Mother Nature works very hard to ensure that life can exist (and coexist) in the driest deserts, and the lushest rainforests. As industry advances and […]

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Manatee Appreciation Day

Each year, the last Wednesday in March is designated Manatee Appreciation Day. Manatees are considered by many to be some of the most remarkable and gentle mammals in the sea, thus deserving a day of honor and recognition. Though they are capable of living in aquatic environments of varying salinities, larger populations of them can […]

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

Many kids would jump at the opportunity to learn outdoors, but we often view their outdoor time as “play time” or in the educational setting as a time for physical education. What if children could be immersed in programs that involve education of a different sort? Here are five reasons why outdoor education benefits children: […]

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What Are Microplastics?

Microplastics are small pieces of plastic that are less than 5 mm long. According to the National Ocean Service, “plastic is the most prevalent type of marine debris found in our ocean and Great Lakes.” Microplastics have several known origins. At times a large piece of plastic will break down over time, and in other […]

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