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Nature is a “Happy Place” for Children

Nature is a “Happy Place” for Children

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 15, 2021 0

When children were recently asked to draw their “happy places,” more than half of them created drawings that included aspects of nature and outdoor spaces, such as gardens, grass, lakes, outdoor playgrounds, parks, rainbows,

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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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Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 25, 2020 0

Yosemite National Park’s massive mountains—such as El Capitan, one of the world’s tallest monoliths—and its many waterfalls—such as Yosemite Falls, which drops 2,425 feet and is the highest falls in North America—provide some of

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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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See Three of the World’s Most Beautiful Forests on Natural Habitat Adventures Tours

See Three of the World’s Most Beautiful Forests on Natural Habitat Adventures Tours

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 5, 2019 0

Searching for “fall color” is a favorite pastime here in the Midwest where I live. And that’s right up my alley, as I love trees. That’s why in autumn, I particularly think of forests.

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The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 3, 2019 0

We still have three weeks until the end of a long and brutally hot summer. At times, it seems the only respite we can get outside during our picnics, state fair visits, outdoor music

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New “Ghost Forests” Are a Sign of Climate Change

New “Ghost Forests” Are a Sign of Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 20, 2019 0

Now, at the end of August, you may think that it’s about two months too early to talk about “ghost forests.” But, in fact, they have nothing to do with Halloween—and everything to do

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Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in a Day: Shatters World Record

Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in a Day: Shatters World Record

Emily Goodheart August 5, 2019 0

 In just 12 hours, Ethiopia planted 353,633,660 trees, shattering the previous world record for trees planted in a single day. The two most recent records were held by India: on July 2, 2017,

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