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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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Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Again

Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 16, 2020 0

In the past few months, as the coronavirus has raged around the world, many of us who were sheltering-in-place have had a simple, binary choice: stay inside at home, or take a walk outside.

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Pandemic Ponderings: 25 Phenomenal Facts about our Planet

Pandemic Ponderings: 25 Phenomenal Facts about our Planet

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2020 0

Since 1970, the annual Earth Day has been a time for us to reflect on the beautiful planet, the third from the sun, that we call home. Twenty years after that groundbreaking year, we

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10 Tips for Keeping Wanderlust Alive During the Pandemic

10 Tips for Keeping Wanderlust Alive During the Pandemic

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2020 0

I traveled to Bryce Canyon National Park for the first time in 2007. Because I have a fear of “edges,” this park was challenging for me. But when I ventured off the beaten path

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Coronavirus: Good News for Air Quality? Yes—and No.

Coronavirus: Good News for Air Quality? Yes—and No.

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 19, 2020 0

Almost every aspect of life has changed dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic began months ago. Today, we are still social distancing from family and friends; learning via remote, online platforms; and attending conferences, music

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Five Sensory Travel Journeys for the Coronavirus Age

Five Sensory Travel Journeys for the Coronavirus Age

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 5, 2020 0

The world that I look out upon from the window in my home office, here in Wisconsin, is pretty quiet right now. In other times, the interstate just beyond the woods that surrounds my

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To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2020 0

Spreading around the world at the speed of light, COVID-19 has now infected more than 2.5 million people and killed almost 177,000. Although the virus’s origins are still a little murky, it’s highly likely

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For Earth Day 2020, a 50th Anniversary Film: “When the Earth Moves”

For Earth Day 2020, a 50th Anniversary Film: “When the Earth Moves”

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 21, 2020 0

The original Earth Day turns 50 years old tomorrow. I have been thinking about this momentous anniversary for almost a year, now. Twelve months ago, in my Earth Day 2019 post, I had written:

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