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Outdoor Education Is Disappearing Due to COVID-19

Outdoor Education Is Disappearing Due to COVID-19

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 30, 2020 0

We know that having had exposure to nature as a child makes you a healthier adult—both mentally and physically. Several scientific studies have proven that outdoor time boosts kids’ classroom performances, enhances their imaginations

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Connection with Nature as a Child Means a Healthier Adult

Connection with Nature as a Child Means a Healthier Adult

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 7, 2020 0

Seeking out the natural world—and the wildlife that occupies it—is a good way to cope with the coronavirus pandemic and its resultant shelter-in-place edicts. But now, there’s even more reason to indulge in the

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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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How Do You Define “Nature”? Probably with a Story.

How Do You Define “Nature”? Probably with a Story.

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 7, 2018 6

Ask any avid nature traveler how he or she first began to make a lifelong attachment to the outdoors, the natural world or a particular species of wildlife, and you’ll get as many anecdotes

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When Playing, Native American Children Are More Likely to Pretend to Be Wildlife

When Playing, Native American Children Are More Likely to Pretend to Be Wildlife

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 9, 2018 1

I read about something today that may seem like a small thing to know in the midst of all the news in our lives. But perhaps, deep down inside it, you’ll find a very

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In an Unprecedented Lawsuit, Kids Take On Climate Change

In an Unprecedented Lawsuit, Kids Take On Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 29, 2016 1

In the environmental-action and wildlife-conservation world—the two go hand in hand, as we need healthy environments for the animal kingdom to prosper—there’s a lot of talk about preserving our planet and its biodiversity for

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New Snowmobile Lottery System: Will It Alter Yellowstone’s Winter Solitude?

New Snowmobile Lottery System: Will It Alter Yellowstone’s Winter Solitude?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 16, 2014 12

While anyone who has traveled to Yellowstone National Park knows that the sights alone are enough to take your breath away, I’m always struck by how unprepared I am for what I would describe

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Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2012 29

I used to think that some of the world’s best nature and travel books could be found in the children’s section of my local bookstore. On those dedicated shelves were tales of exotic islands

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