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Time Outside Builds Resilience in Youth Mental Health

It’s clear by now that the pandemic is having a negative effect on our collective mental health, especially among young people. You can check out our February blog post to learn more about those trends. Adolescents

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Technology in Nature: Not an Oxymoron After All

Today, it’s common to hear concerns about the negative effects of too much screen time among kids. There are certainly reasons to be worried, but it’s also not reasonable to assume that technology is always the

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Layering Up for Fun

It can be easy to feel cooped up inside during the winter months when temperatures drop and the trees are bare. During the current pandemic, annual cabin fever can feel especially bad when it’s unsafe to gather in

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Citizen Science Participation is on the Rise

Citizen science is a rapidly growing phenomenon around the world that helps democratize science and encourages everyone from elementary school students to retirees to spend more time outside and get involved in their

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Winter Reading to Inspire Outdoor Adventures

While there are lots of fun ways to spend time outdoors all year round, curling up under a blanket with a book and a mug of cocoa on a chilly evening is a great way to enjoy a little downtime in the winter when the days

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