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South Texas Wildlife Refuge Paints a Pretty Picture of a Virtual NPLD Event
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredibly stressful time for all of us, and has led to Americans heading outdoors in record numbers to decompress and soak up the natural environment’s myriad...
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12 Environmental Education Podcasts for Earth Day
Big fan of podcasts? You’re not alone. In 2020, more than 100 million Americans listened to at least one podcast each month. Podcasts can provide access to on-the-go environmental education. But with...
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Discover the Night During Dark Sky Week
Dark Sky Week 2021 Did you know that the Milky Way, which once shown brilliantly in the night sky, is now no longer visible for a third of the planet’s population? With people spending more time...
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Your At-A-Glance Guide to Recycling Plastics
To ensure you are getting the most out of your recycling, it is important to understand what can and can’t be recycled and why. Our guide can help.
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When is Allergy Season?
Spring is (almost) in the air. And you know what that means—allergies are on the rise. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, is caused by pollen in the air during different times...
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What is World Water Day 2021?
Water: it’s essential to life on Earth … and often taken for granted. When was the last time you thought about where water comes from when you turn on the faucet at home? Unfortunately, there are...
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Environmental Activities for Middle Education Month
Happy Middle Education Month! March is the month to celebrate middle level education. What students learn during this formative period has a big impact on their future, including when it comes to...
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2021-2022 NPS-21st CCLC Greening STEM Grants
The National Park Service (NPS) is collaborating with the US Department of Education (ED) and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to build the capacity of NPS units and 21st...
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The Lost Carnivores: Using Greening STEM to Connect Students with Local Public Lands
Saguaro National Park is known for its towering cacti that dot the landscape and its awe-inspiring sunsets. Located in southern Arizona, the park is less than 30 minutes from the nearest major...
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