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Germanna Community College’s New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building

5/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Germanna Community College in Virginia opened their new green, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building in early May. The new science & enginneering building, located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus, features: ~ Low maintenance landscaping; ~ Vegetative roof; […] Read more >

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#Squirrels4good and Your Nature Favorites

5/8/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

We all have them: certain wildlife visitors that bring us joy and excitement when we happen to see them. I think it’s important to celebrate not only the animals that inspire awe like the polar bear, but also the everyday animals […] Read more >

Latino Kids Missing out on the Outdoors and STEM

4/30/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

When you think about the outdoors and “outdoorsy” people, what comes to mind? Bearded hikers in flannel shirts? Intrepid retirees armed with the latest in GPS gadgetry ambling through the woods? But not necessarily people of color, right? Sadly, such […] Read more >

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Another Hawaiian Monk Seal is Found Dead on Kaua‘i

4/27/2012 // By Les Welsh

The illegal, intentional killing of endangered Hawaiian monk seals unfortunately continues with yet another found dead on a northeastern beach on Kaua‘i. Known to researchers as RA16 and nicknamed “Noho,” the seal was born and raised in the waters around […] Read more >

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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

4/17/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And it was wonderful to hear Education Secretary Arne Duncan express […] Read more >

National Stress Awareness Month, nature, outdoors, outside, healing, recovery

Feeling Stressed!!?! Visit Doctor Nature

4/9/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Most of us probably feel we’re already plenty aware of stress, with anxiety over the economy and politics and getting by. But Stress Awareness Month, sponsored by the Health Resource Network, is a national, […] Read more >

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Little Things Can Make a BIG Impression

4/5/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

I didn’t grow up gardening a lot, my parents never really talked to me about global warming, and I don’t regularly hike or mountain climb. Regardless, I have developed an overwhelming love and connection to the great outdoors. There are […] Read more >

New Student Guide Offers Steps for Peer-to-Peer Campus Sustainability Training

4/2/2012 // By Kristy Jones

NWF, AASHE student guide builds on decade-old Eco-Reps program active across US and Canada The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology program recently released a new, step-by-step guide to creating […] Read more >

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Animal Trickery: It’s No April Fool’s Joke

3/29/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

April Fool’s Day marks a time when lies, trickery and deception are okay, even encouraged, provided they’re done harmlessly and in a spirit of fun. In the nonhuman world, however, trickery can be serious business, a way to live long and […] Read more >

U.S. Forest Service Announces $1 Million in Kids and Nature Grants

3/29/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Reflecting on the most awe-inspiring moments of my life, I realize that virtually all of them took place in the great outdoors with family members by my side. What I was lucky enough to see and do in nature as […] Read more >