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Scientists Aboard the Australis Encounter Mystery Orca

Scientists Aboard the Australis Encounter Mystery Orca

Courtney Nachlas March 21, 2019 0

For Natural Habitat travelers, the S/V Australis expedition boat represents an epic voyage into extreme waters bursting with wildlife on our Sailing Antarctica: The Ultimate Polar Nature Expedition. For international cetacean researchers aboard the

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Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 12, 2019 1

For many of us, music is so much more than just mere entertainment. We use it to wake ourselves up, to make our morning commute go quicker, to motivate us, to alleviate our worries

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The Four Sisters: China’s Mythic Creatures & <br> Wild Landscapes

The Four Sisters: China’s Mythic Creatures &
Wild Landscapes

Emily Goodheart Kautz March 9, 2019 0

The Minshan Mountains are a veritable fairyland, resplendent with blooming orchids, singing birds, primeval forests and cascading waterfalls. Traditional Tibetan dwellings, their walls displaying vivid, hand-painted motifs, are nestled into the mountainside amid fluttering

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The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

Hannah Wagner February 26, 2019 0

One of America’s most iconic National Parks celebrates its 100 years as a National Park. These deep rust-colored rocks carved by an ancient river now adorn countless bucket-lists with 6 million visitors a year.   Signed into

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Video: The “Scientific” Beauty of the Northern Lights

Video: The “Scientific” Beauty of the Northern Lights

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2019 7

There are many delightful and magical myths about the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. The Inuit of North America interpreted the lights as a ball game—with a walrus head serving as

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The Stickiness of Learning Outdoors

The Stickiness of Learning Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2019 2

Today, the average American child is by far an indoor creature, spending only four to seven minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors and more than seven hours a day in front of a

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Inspiring Iceland: Five Facts About the Land of Ice & Fire

Inspiring Iceland: Five Facts About the Land of Ice & Fire

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 7, 2019 0

1. Waterfalls and Hidden Wonders From cascading waterfalls to glistening glaciers, Iceland is full of hidden wonders waiting to be discovered by the adventurous traveler. Slumbering volcanoes and labyrinths of caves await exploration at

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Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2019 1

Across the world, they go by many names: downs, prairies, pampas, rangelands, steppes, savannas or velds. But what all of these landscapes have in common is that grass is their naturally dominant vegetation. These “grasslands” occupy what I

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