biodiversity

Our Earth is home to so much more than just us humans. From enormous deep sea creatures to the tiny microorganisms that cover almost every surface, there are countless other living creatures all around us. Our world is beautiful and full of life, but we’re losing some of that life at an alarming rate. The…

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girl scouts

When it comes to Girl Scouts, there’s more behind those cookie booths than girls in their uniforms selling treats. That cookie money goes towards so many important experiences for young women, including first-hand science education and social responsibility. When you combine these two aspects together, you get Girl Scouts actively helping the world by becoming…

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city park conservation

City parks play an important role in any urban community. They’re where families and friends meet for barbecues, sports teams meet up for practice, and communities hold local events. A good city park does more than just offer a place for the community to come together. These green spaces provide the space for ecosystems to…

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kayaking for beginners

While out hiking near a lake or river, you’ve probably seen groups of people out kayaking on the water. It looks like a fun, relaxing new adventure. Do you love the outdoors and want to explore even more ways to enjoy it, but you have no idea where to start? Before you go renting or…

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everglades

When you think of the state of Florida, several vacation sites may come to mind – the crowded sandy beaches, Disney World and Orlando, and the nightlife scene of Miami are just a few popular spots. But if you venture away from the city lights, you can find a beautiful natural oasis. Venture to the…

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summer heat

It’s great to get out of the house and enjoy nature. The feeling of the sun on your face and the warm breeze blowing through your hair is irreplaceable. However, that feeling gets put on hold as the summer goes on and the heat sets in. When the cool breezes are gone, the warm sun…

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wetland conservation

There are many reasons why we need to take better care of our planet – not only does it benefit all the species of plants and animals that live alongside us, but it also protects our own wellbeing. There are certain areas around the planet that get more attention than others when it comes to…

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cooking tools

If you like to camp or take long hikes, you probably carry a bit of equipment with you on the trails. If you want to eat a hot meal, some of those things you need to bring are cooking tools. Packing this equipment can get heavy and take up a lot of precious space in…

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underrated national parks

Thanks to social media, more attention is being paid to the US National Parks than ever before. Everyone has the ability to see the beautiful vistas and delightful wildlife from the comfort of their own homes due to the availability of high res images. These photos have also inspired more and more people to actually…

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negative effects of social media

While it’s great to connect with friends and keep in touch with distant family members, there are definitely some negative effects of social media. One of those is how social media affects our interactions with nature. Ranger Mac will take a look at the impact social media has had on our parks and other natural…

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