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Archive for December 2017

What is Citizen Based Science?

citizen based science

Citizen based science. What is it, and why is it becoming more important? Wikipedia defines citizen science as, “scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists.” Citizen science is described as “public participation in scientific research,” including both monitoring and research. This is also known as public participation in scientific research,…

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Backpacking Basics

backpacking basics

If you’re looking for more adventure than just the local trails around your home and want to venture on more than just a short hike, you should look into what backpacking has to offer. Moving from the short trails to the longer treks is a challenge but also allows you to see so much more…

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Christmas Bird Count 2018

christmas bird count

Have you ever stopped to watch the birds outside your windows? Did you know that there are over 900 bird species in North America? With so many species of birds throughout the country, do you ever wonder how we log and keep track of each and every type? One method is the annual Christmas Bird Count,…

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How to Choose the Right Hiking Boots

hiking boots

If you’ve just started to discover a love for hiking, you should know that the shoes you put on your feet are very important. Choosing the right fit and style of hiking boots for you is a sort of matchmaking experience. As you look for your dream boots, they need to be in sync with…

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How to Find Hiking Trails Near Me

hiking trails near me

Most of us sit at a desk in front of a computer screen for most of our days, and there comes a time when we all need to unplug and get our heart racing. Whether it’s near your home or close by on a weekend getaway, taking a hike on a local trail can be…

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