Researchers from Penn State University in the US have found that learning a language will change the structure of your brain and make the network that pulls it all together more efficient - and the improvements can be experienced at any age.
How to connect kids with nature
Do you remember catching fireflies, building tree forts or looking under rocks in a stream? How about jumping in piles of leaves and making snow angels Research shows that if you had rich nature experiences like these as a child, you probably grew up to have a deep connection with, and concern for, the environment. But many of today's children don't share that connection. Studies show that the average child in North America spends over 2,700 hours per year in front of a…
What if Mother Nature Is on the Ballot in 2020?
Democrats could have a strong issue to run on if the extreme weather persists and President Trump continues to dismiss climate change.
Advice for White environmentalists and nature educators
I often hear White educators ask “What should I do?” expressing an earnest desire to move beyond talking about equity and inclusion to wanting action steps toward meaningful change. I will offer you my advice as a fellow educator. It is both a command and a powerful tool for individual and organizational change for those willing to shift their mindset to understand it, invest the time to practice it and hold fast to witness its potential.
10 ways that walking to work can change your life
Lessons learned from ditching the car and becoming a pedestrian commuter.
Force of Nature: How Dr. Drew Lanham Is Changing Birding
The South Carolina ornithologist's enthusiasm has brought the pursuit—and its connections to history and race—to a new audience
TRIPLE IMPACT: How Nature Education Can Change the World
Even though I grew up on a farm in central North Dakota, I never seemed to appreciate the outdoors. (True story: I actually quit our local 4-H chapter because meetings were held on the same night that Growing Pains and Who’s the Boss were on TV). It wasn’t until I became the principal at Central
Great Valley Nature Center
Why nature matters
It happens as we cruise through our 21st-century life, and it’s nobody’s fault in particular. It happens while we spend eight hours a day in our brick office buildings, five days a week, most of a …
Lessons in Love from Nature
Virtual Reality Mapping Of Ancient Nature Reveals How Climate Change Affects Us All
Human activities are forcing changes in the global climate at an unprecedented rate.
What Is Nature Worth to You?
Our brains assign monetary value to the environment in a special way.
The 10 Best Nature Centers in Colorado!
As Lenders Learn to Manage Fraud, its Nature Changes
While overall rates of mortgage related fraud appear to have fallen significantly in 2011, some particular manifestations have increased dramatically according to a new report authored by CoreLogic. The company predicts that fraud related U.S. residential mortgage...
The Nature Conservancy Digital Photo Contest
Norway's philosophy of getting back to nature
Nature Literacy: Why Children Need to Spend More Time in Nature
Last week was a Family Literacy Week in Canada. Lots of resources and tips were shared about reading and language development. Both are essential skills for every kid, without a doubt, but all thos…
How To Improve Your Nature Photography
Pro photographer John Shaw shares a few tips on choosing lighting for outdoor shots.