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South Doyle Middle School NWF Schoolyard Habitat & Amphitheater

South Woodlawn Becomes First NWF Community Wildlife Habitat in Tennessee

4/15/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a mounting reputation for being a top destination for outdoor recreation. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians Mountains, it’s just about 45 minutes from Smokey Mountain National Park and the Appalachian Trail. But to […] Read more >

Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Only Congress Can Prevent Smokey Bear’s Death by Budget Cuts

12/1/2011 // By Max Greenberg

You read that title right. Smokey (along with Woodsy Owl) is part of the U.S. Forest Service’s suite of programs aimed at advancing conservation education among American students and the public at large. This week, that’s being targeted for elimination as […] Read more >

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

Climate Crisis Fueling Mississippi River’s Historic Floods

5/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

The Mississippi River is experiencing its second “500-year flood” since 1993. That’s no freak occurrence – it’s a result of man-made carbon pollution changing our climate. “All extreme weather events are now subject to human influence,” said Dr. Peter Gleick, […] Read more >

Interview at Lightning 100 in Nashville

10/12/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

I was interviewed today by Lightning 100 WRLT in Nashville in advance of my book presentation and signing at Lipscomb University Tuesday at 7 pm. Lipscomb understands that students across the country want action on energy and climate change. I’m […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: A “Child’s Eye” View

8/27/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Recently, I had the urge to try something new outside. My boys, ages 5 and 7, had finished formal summer camp experiences and it was the week that I had planned to take them on a reprise of a cross-country […] Read more >