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Planting the Storytelling Seed

A Reflection of an Environmental Storytelling Workshop For the past year I have been a part of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) working with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Mid-Atlantic … Read more

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The Catch: Fishing Fun with Friends

On a rare warm day in late April, 27 volunteers, 60 participants, and one crayfish named Dennis congregated at scenic Camp Angelos in Corbett, OR. The occasion was the Association … Read more

Kayaking through Turner River mangrove tunnels. Credit: Glenn Watkins

3 Wildlife-Friendly Ways to Explore the Everglades

The Everglades are a true American treasure, renowned for breathtaking wilderness and spectacular wildlife. People travel from all around the world for first hand experiences of this iconic region that … Read more

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Taking Stock of the Algal Soup

I’ve been sailing on Lake Erie for over twenty years, which incidentally coincides with the reemergence of toxic algal blooms. I’ve seen algal blooms large and small, of varying degrees … Read more

Large rocks featuring petroglyphs.

¿Por qué es urgente preservar y proteger la meseta de Caja del Río en Nuevo México?

La meseta de Caja del Río, ubicada a una milla de la ciudad de Santa Fe, Nuevo México, EE. UU., tiene un paisaje que deslumbra por su abundante vida silvestre, … Read more

A sign detailing manatee safety.

A Win for Manatees in Southwest Florida

One of Florida’s greatest assets is the abundance of crystal clear, natural springs found throughout the state. Standing apart from the others, Warm Mineral Springs in Sarasota County is one … Read more

Earth Day on the Caja: Caring for Our Common Home

In honor of Earth Day, this week I had the opportunity to take out 70 students and faculty from Menaul High School in Albuquerque, NM, for a guided hike and … Read more

Stories from the Eco-Green Schoolyard – A Medium for Healing, Student Learning and Managing Climate Change

NWF Eco-Green is in its eighth year of supporting schools across Southeast Michigan and beyond that are making real change on their campuses to mitigate climate change through action-based Eco-Schools … Read more

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A Blueprint for Student Success: Martin Luther King Day 2023

Remember last year we had a freak snowstorm that reduced our Martin Luther King Day volunteers down to three people, including myself, but we still managed to put up bat … Read more

Next Generation’s Pronghorn Conservation 

A hot July weekend in 2021 set me on one of my greatest undertakings as a conservationist and teacher. That summer, I volunteered through NWF’s Artemis to work on a … Read more