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Florida by Water: Tackle the “Saltwater Appalachian Trail”

The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, or CT, is the state's longest sea kayaking trail.<p>The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, or CT, is the state's longest sea kayaking trail. Referred to as the saltwater version of the Appalachian Trail, the 1,515-mile route is …

New Hampshire seacoast sunrise

A wintery sunrise on the New Hampshire coast.<p>Thank you to our friend Joshua Blash for sharing his photo with us. Joshua wrote:<p>The frigid temperatures …

Is outdoor education the way of the future?

For a long time, people have bought into the idea that academic success is the result of extreme discipline. Children and adolescents who have …

Love in the Tetons

At the heart of every great adventure there is a love story. And for National Geographic Emerging Explorer Juan Martinez, the long journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the craggy peaks of the Grand Tetons took a romantic turn on the day he met National Park Ranger Vanessa Torres. Both …

10 Reasons You Need to Get Out More

It is tempting to stay inside all day. The inside has shade and air conditioning (or heating) and WiFi. But the inside does not have leaves or grass …

Mum Takes Enchanting Photos Of Her Kids With Their Farm Animals

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova is the immensely gifted individual behind these simply flawless images of her two young boys and their animal …

Project Wild Thing Documentary Aims to Rebrand Nature to Make the Outdoors More Appealing to Kids

We live in a world where kids spend <b>8+ hours a day</b> staring like zombies at screens; a world where ADHD cases have skyrocketed; a world where kids …

Doctors at MGH are now prescribing outdoor activity. Patients can fill this prescription by participating in outdoor activity through AMC.

Mass General Is Giving Kids a ‘Prescription’ To Go Outside<p>A new initiative allows doctors to prescribe outdoor exercise to kids.<p>By ·<p>Family hiking …

"BubbleTrees" were designed as get-close-to-nature tent alternatives for the great outdoors. Want one? Or are they crazy? http://tinyurl.com/cbczusm

Schools are Swapping Blacktop for Nature to Immerse Children in Living Environments During Recess

Inspired by new research that shows contact with nature may be as important for children as good nutrition and sleep, schools across America, from …

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Schools should consider focusing on hands-on interaction with nature instead of worrying about teaching kids to save the rainforest -- at least at …

Engaging volunteers through social media

Content strategy basics for optimizing your volunteers’ contributions<p>Guest post by <b>Robert Rosenthal</b><br>Vice President, Communications & Marketing, …

How you should be posting content on Facebook

Carve out some time for this 13-minute video. In it, I go over a Facebook page management process that I recommend to all of our clients. You might …

Citizen Science

At a recent maritime conference, I heard for the first time as part of the official parlance the term "citizen science." This was new and unexpected amongst a group of government and academic oceanographers that heretofore had dismissed such enterprise as perhaps less than rigorous or useful. An …

Peaceful night. Lightning bugs and wild alfalfa blanket a prairie in Strong City, Kan. #NationalGeographic

10 foods to teach kids to make on their own

What are the dishes you think your children should be able to make?<p>Scrambled Eggs – This is a great place to start. Teach kids the basics of …

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How to Build Your Own Nature-Based Outdoor Classroom

A few weeks ago, I made a case for the importance of connecting children to the natural world via Nature Explore outdoor classrooms.<p>Now I’m going to …