Monka Krach shows students from June Jordan High School how to use a quadrat
San Francisco Bay Students Get Hands-On Ecology Lesson at Duxbury Reef
Over the course of several days, San Francisco Bay Area high school students ditch their textbooks and head to the beach for a hands-on ecology lesson. They collect sand crabs, holding the small...
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Kids and their grandfather at a beach clean-up
Tips for Organizing a Beach Clean-Up
Headed to the beach this summer for some sun and surf? Make sure it’s a safe, healthy place to visit by spearheading a beach clean-up. In 2007, the United States Senate and House of Representatives...
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Fresh seafood
How Safe is Your Seafood?
You are what you eat—in more ways than one. Whether you love to fish or you love to eat fish, seafood plays an important role in American life. You might make your living in the fishing industry or...
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Presentation at MSI Summit
Local Wildfire Helps Teach Students About Science and Ecology
Teenagers in Durango, Colorado, discuss hydrophobic soil with the ease that they discuss reality TV or Minecraft. Understanding that a fire can burn so hot that it can cause soil to repel rather than...
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Mikah Meyer at Horseshoe Bend National Park
Showing Pride in our National Parks
In April of 2019, Mikah Meyer became the first person to experience all 419 US National Park Service sites in one continuous trip. His journey began simply as a way to pay tribute his father’s love...
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NPLD Volunteers painting a post
Celebrate a Summer of Stewardship
With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, summer is officially upon us—and this year, we’re celebrating the Summer of Stewardship! From now through National Public Lands Day in September, there are...
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Bee on a flower
Have You Thanked a Pollinator Today?
Did you know that animal pollinators play a critical role in the reproduction of 90% of flowering plants and one-third of all crops grown for food? It’s time to celebrate these little miracle workers...
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Different recyclable materials
Join the Fight to Reduce Plastic Pollution!
With the growing rally to ban plastic straws, this “movement” helps shine the spotlight on the bigger issue of plastic pollution. While restaurants, theme parks, and other sustainability-minded...
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People enjoying the Tennessee River
Take 'em to the River (or Lake or Ocean)
For many, June marks the kick-off of a more relaxed pace, as the school year ends, vacations begin, and people head outdoors to enjoy the warm summer weather. Why not plunge into summer by...
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