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The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2018 0

If I asked you to name your favorite National Park Service (NPS) places, you’d probably immediately mention parks such as Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park and

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Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 18, 2018 0

More than 1,500 “national” days have been declared, according to the National Day Calendar. For example, January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. March 4 is Marching Music Day. The first Saturday in May

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Video: A Chinese Village Goes “Green” When Plants Take Over

Video: A Chinese Village Goes “Green” When Plants Take Over

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 13, 2018 0

There’s a village just 40 miles southeast of Shanghai, China, that might be the greenest in the world. No, it’s not because of its CO2-sequestering buildings, recycling programs or eco-friendly neighborhoods. It’s because it’s

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Seniors and the Outdoors

Seniors and the Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 11, 2018 1

Nature deficit disorder in children has become widely known, thanks to author Richard Louv and his popular books, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle and Vitamin

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Road Trip Revelations

Road Trip Revelations

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 4, 2018 2

“Most stories begin one of two ways,” book author and immersion journalist Ted Conover once said. “A stranger comes to town, or the hero leaves home. Either way, they tend to go by road.

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Videos: The Tiny House Trend, Hummingbird-Style

Videos: The Tiny House Trend, Hummingbird-Style

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2018 2

The tiny house movement—which advocates living simply in small homes—may be a current trend for humans, but hummingbirds have been experts at the practice for millions of years. To house and cradle their eggs, which are

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