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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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People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 6, 2021 0

Here, looking out from the Anthropocene, we tend to regard nature as something other than ourselves. Wild places and wildlife, it seems, are commodities to be preserved and boxed off in national parks or

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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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Wildlife Research Prospers in the Pandemic

Wildlife Research Prospers in the Pandemic

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 6, 2021 0

This is National Wildlife Week, an annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of America’s wildlife. Started in 1938, this event encourages people across the country to learn about what they can do to

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