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Petrified Forest National Park Spotlight

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Tucked into Arizona about 110 miles east of Flagstaff, you’ll find the largest concentrated area of petrified wood in the world. Scientists estimate that the wood is around 211 to 218 million years old. This park puts its history on display with many beautiful, colorful geological formations made from the petrified trees. With such unique…

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Water Safety for Kayaking and Canoeing

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Whether it’s your first adventure out on the kayak or canoe or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s always important to be aware of basic water safety guidelines. Knowing how to safely navigate the waters and care for your equipment is important for your first adventure, but it’s also a good idea to freshened up on…

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National Park Spotlight – Michigan Parks

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When you think of National Parks, some of the more popular ones probably come to mind, such as the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, and Yosemite. These are beautiful areas for sure, but if you want to go find a park that’s more secluded and comes complete with wondrous waterways and striking cliffs, then you should…

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Cold Weather Hiking

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If you’re up for a bit of adventure, you don’t have to wait for warmer weather to go hiking. Whether it’s the dead of winter or you’re venturing up into the higher, colder altitudes, if you want to hike in the cold, you need to be prepared. It can be just as dangerous to hike…

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Tracking Animals in Your Own Backyard!

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There’s so much for kids to explore in nature, from bird watching to fossil hunting. The best part is that you don’t have to travel to a national park or exotic location to experience nature’s beauty. Discovering what lives and thrives in nature can be as easy as stepping out into your own backyard or…

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Desert Hiking Safety Tips

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Hiking in the desert can be a beautiful experience that creates memories that will last a lifetime. However, if you’re not adequately prepared for the harsher conditions of the desert, then you’ll get an entirely different set of memories. The desert is as dangerous as it is beautiful if you’re not prepared, and there are…

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The Many Reasons to Spend Time in Nature

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Do you often feel cooped up inside your home or office? The urge to feel the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze on your face becomes overwhelming. Getting outside into the fresh air can do a lot of good for a person. Next time you feel stressed or restless, get up and go…

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Kayaking for Beginners

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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 National Park Spotlight

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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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How to Help Kids Enjoy Nature in the Summer Heat

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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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