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    Students of Brewster Pierce Memorial School attend class in the outdoor classroom in Huntington Community Forest, in Huntington, VT, on January 27, 2021.
    Peter Cirilli

    A new community-owned forest keeps outdoor adventure in the lesson plan

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    The Nature Conservancy

    In Hawai‘i, a grandson follows ancient footsteps to help save his family’s ancestral home

  • Taylor Toynes
    Don Thomas II

    Neighborhood activist Taylor Toynes on parks and community power

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*/ This Earth Month , we’re highlighting people who are speaking up and fighting for equitable access to the ...
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Picture, if you will, a maple sugar harvest. It’s a storybook scene: a snowy New England forest, a bucket hanging on every tree catching a ...
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Brianne Parker still remembers the conversation that sparked the outdoor education movement in Huntington, Vermont. It was five years ago ...
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We believe every person in America deserves access to the outdoors. But today, 100 million people in America don’t have a park close to ...
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As Michael Regan takes the helm at EPA, it’s an exciting time for talented young people to consider government service. There will be ...
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The Columbia River Gorge unwinds from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland ...
Park Bench Chat: Preserving Black history for a more equitable future
We’re proud to be part of the growing movement to preserve and lift up a more accurate, equitable public memory of America. That was the ...
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Judy Forte says there are many people who don’t know about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “We are taught certain facts ...
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With a new Congress in session and a presidential inauguration in the rearview, there’s a lot going on in Washington, DC, these days. So we ...
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A year ago, Jeremy Kabinoff was already looking for reasons for his students to spend more time outside. “There are afternoons when you ...
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The National Register of Historic Places lists over 95,000 entries, from the famous (the Statue of Liberty) to the infamous (Alcatraz ...
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On a warm afternoon in early fall, red-tailed hawks swooped low over fields of soybean on Firetown Road in Simsbury, Connecticut. Four ...
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As a boy, Charles Gresham accompanied his dad on a drive along Highway 1 through Big Sur, a 70-mile stretch of steep mountains along the ...
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Nikki Gill has deep roots in Jackson Hole. When her great-grandparents homesteaded in this remote mountain valley in northern Wyoming in ...
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The Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukūʻi wrote more than fifty books about the language and culture of Hawaiʻi. With titles like The ...
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COVID-19 has proven the importance of quality parks and open spaces to our quality of life. ...
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Each winter, Janet Drake ventures out from her home in Phoenix to hunt in the Sky Islands. This remote region of southern Arizona is named ...
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Everybody needs a place to call home, where we feel like we belong and are welcome. But today, too many of our neighbors experience ...
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Well, there’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a doozy. But through the uncertainty, change, and heartbreak of the past year, Americans ...
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Through this tumultuous year, I’ve been making a practice to count my blessings. And the parks and trails here in the San Francisco Bay ...
Taylor Toynes
As a kid growing up in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Taylor Toynes remembers long afternoons spent exploring the creek that cuts ...
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Coronavirus cases are rise again across much of the nation. As Americans look for ways to stay healthy and connected throughout the winter ...
Aerial view of Timothy Goodman painting a white mural on black asphalt
Timothy Goodman’s art makes order out of chaos. The New York City-based muralist and designer uses bold colors and encouraging words to ...
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A record number of Americans, estimated at nearly 160 million, went to the polls to make their voices heard. This past week's election, ...
Kelley Heyer skating
As New York City’s coronavirus lockdown stretched from days to weeks, Kelley Heyer grew desperate for distraction. “April and May in ...

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