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Moving Towards a More Equitable Future
Dr. Sharunda Buchanan and the HHS Office of Environmental Justice continue the environmental justice movement’s work to ensure equal access to a healthy environment for all.
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NEEF's Best Reads of 2022
A recap of the most popular articles and resources from the 2022 editions of our monthly NEEF Connect online newsletter.
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Nature-Based Trauma-Informed Care in BIPOC Communities
Event Details Date : Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Time : 1-2 p.m. ET Watch the recording About the Event In September, NEEF and the US Forest Service (USFS) hosted a popular webinar, Using Nature to...
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Five Studies That Show How Spending Time in Nature Helps Veterans
Research shows that nature-based therapy and spending time outdoors benefits the mental and physical health of veterans. Resources are available to help veterans get outside.
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Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day with Environmental Education
A roundup of 15 lesson plans and environmental education activities to help educators celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day on November 8, 2022.
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The Heart of Memphis Celebrates National Public Lands Day
Volunteers from International Paper worked with the Overton Park Conservancy to support Overton Park’s old growth forest in celebration of National Public Lands Day 2022. Overton Park helps Memphians...
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Connecting the Past, Present, and Future Through Public Lands
Felipe Benítez, Executive Director and Founder of Corazón Latino , shares how volunteering on National Public Lands Day keeps him connected with his family and future generations.
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AmericaCorps Vista Opportunities in Environmental Education
Ready to put your environmental education skills to work at a national park? For the 2022-2023 school year, NEEF continues to partner with the National Park Service (NPS) and the US Department of...
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How Cities Are Adapting to the Challenges of Climate Change
Climate change is impacting communities, the environment, and public lands—right now. Florida’s Miami-Dade County is taking action to build resilience and adapt to climate change challenges like...
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