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Our National Parks Have a Popularity Problem

Our National Parks Have a Popularity Problem

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 1, 2022 0

Let’s step into the Wayback Machine and go to 2015, just six years after producer Ken Burns’ documentary miniseries The National Parks: America’s Best Idea had aired on PBS in 2009. At that time,

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Nature Is Good for Your Brain—and Body Image

Nature Is Good for Your Brain—and Body Image

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 1, 2022 0

Nature’s got a lot going for it—and for us. Seeing a breathtaking landscape or experiencing a natural phenomenon typically leaves us feeling appreciative, humbled and filled with awe. You already know some of nature’s

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Parks, People, a Pandemic and Problem-Solving

Parks, People, a Pandemic and Problem-Solving

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 14, 2021 0

Being able to get away to a park—whether national, state or local—played an important role in mental and physical health for a lot of us during the first months of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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Better Together: Native Knowledge and Western Science

Better Together: Native Knowledge and Western Science

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 27, 2021 0

Throughout the United States, Native Americans own and/or manage nearly 95 million acres of deserts and forests, grasslands and mountains—much of it in still-intact habitats. That’s 10 million more acres than the National Park

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Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 1, 2021 0

The longest recorded migration by a mammal was made by a gray whale. In 2015, a female made a journey of nearly 14,000 miles from Russia to Mexico and back. (Zebras hold the longest

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Five Ways that Travel Makes You More Empathetic

Five Ways that Travel Makes You More Empathetic

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 25, 2021 0

Empathy seems to be in short supply, lately. And it’s no surprise after all we’ve dealt with in the past two years: the coronavirus pandemic, economic insecurity, misinformation and racial injustice, to name just

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Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 4, 2021 0

Unlike Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 every year, Arbor Day is a bit of a moving target. While National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April, many states observe

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Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 20, 2021 0

“Restore Our Earth” is the theme for this year’s Earth Day, which is April 22, 2021. The concept is based on the idea that as the world returns to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic,

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