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10 Facts about a Prison Island Turned Paradise in Panama

10 Facts about a Prison Island Turned Paradise in Panama

Maddi Higgins August 24, 2014 1

Islands evoke feelings of relaxation, not death, torture and imprisonment. However, Coiba Island off the coast of Panama was actually used by the country’s former military dictatorship as a prison. Now, Coiba Island Prison

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Top 8 Species to See for the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary

Top 8 Species to See for the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary

Maddi Higgins August 13, 2014 0

The Panama Canal is an engineering innovation integral to modern shipping, international travel and trade. Surrounding the canal is the Panama Canal Watershed, a 1,300-acre area with significant biodiversity. The Panama Canal Authority works

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9 Animals Who Need a Name Change

9 Animals Who Need a Name Change

Maddi Higgins May 21, 2014 1

A white rhino isn’t actually white and a red panda isn’t even related to the black and white, giant pandas we know and love. So what’s with their names? To help with the confusion,

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Where in the World You Can See Penguins

Where in the World You Can See Penguins

Maddi Higgins April 23, 2014 1

They slide on their bellies across the snow, congregate on icebergs and seem to fly through freezing water in search of fish. That’s how most people picture penguins, in Antarctica. The southernmost continent has

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4 (Free) Apps to Make You a Mobile Scientist

4 (Free) Apps to Make You a Mobile Scientist

Maddi Higgins April 9, 2014 2

Thanks to your handy smartphone, you can contribute to scientific endeavors while you’re traveling or exploring natural areas near your home. More and more smartphone users are becoming so-called “citizen scientists” using their phones

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Choose Your Own Adventure: The Galapagos

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Galapagos

Maddi Higgins March 31, 2014 13

What is your ideal way to explore the Galapagos Islands? Is it to kayak against the tide, warming your muscles as you cruise past lava rocks covered in marine iguanas? Or carefully photograph every

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Women in Conservation: Melissa Scott

Women in Conservation: Melissa Scott

Maddi Higgins March 15, 2014 0

March celebrates International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. To inspire you and the women in your life, we are featuring profiles of women we know who thirst for adventure and care deeply about

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5 Reasons to Take a Teen on a Nature Trip

5 Reasons to Take a Teen on a Nature Trip

Maddi Higgins March 12, 2014 1

Some teenagers are masters at weaseling their way out of so-called “family time.” Taking teens to see the world on a nature journey is a great way to foster deeper family ties—and make them

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