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Volcanoes on Public Lands Make Environmental STEM a Blast
Explore geology in action on public lands at the National Park Service’s 84 sites with volcanic resources. Bring environmental and place-based education into the classroom with these environmental...
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Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week For Your Health
Groundwater is an important source of drinking water for millions of Americans. Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week by learning why clean water is important for your health.
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See Stars This Winter Using Citizen Science
Discover citizen science projects and free curriculum to help kids learn about the night sky. February 3 marks the midpoint of winter, the best time of year for skywatching . Cold air can’t hold as...
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Warmer Winters and Your Health: Five Ways That Climate Change Impacts You
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted warm, wetter-than-average weather across much of the United States during the 2021-2022 winter season. Millions of Americans are...
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NPLD Highlighted Sites Focus on Community and Connection in the Wake of COVID-19
For NPLD 2021, two events focused on fostering community and rebuilding connections after more than a year in isolation.
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Are We Loving our Public Lands to Death?
The popularity of public lands has increased, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent record-breaking attendance has put increased strain on the parks’ infrastructure.
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Enjoy the Health Benefits of the Outdoors at Any Age
Seniors can benefit from outdoor activity and it doesn't have to be extreme. Participating in a yoga class in a local park, going for a stroll, or simply making a long phone call in an outdoor...
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Discover a New Trail for National Take a Hike Day
November 17 is National Take a Hike Day. Get inspired for your next hiking trip with a list of favorite hiking spots from NEEF staff.
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Online Course: Nature Champion Training
The Nature Champion Training aims to build capacity among health care providers, clinicians, and mental health professionals to be leaders in prescribing nature​ and connecting children and families...
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