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Eat This! Wilderness Cooking with Expert Ray Mears...and an Extraordinary French Onion Soup Recipe

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Want a cookbook that is interesting, unique, teaches much about cooking and eating outdoors, AND has incredible recipes? Look no further than Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors, the latest book by Ray Mears. Ray is an authority on the subject of Bushcraft and Survival. He has also become a household name through his various television series, including Tracks, World of Survival, Trips Money Can't Buy with Ewan McGregor, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

The Most Important Book You Can Read With Your Kids

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 27, 2020 /
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One of our very favorite people in the world (not to mention one of our very favorite artists: read our profile with her here!), Lara Smith, has a new book that, honestly, is a must for any parent or educator to share with their kids.

Photographer of the Month: Dare'l McMillian

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 23, 2019 /
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We first met our Photographer of the Month, Dare'l McMillian, at a Western Michigan University press event for Phantom of the Opera.

Photographer of the Month: Scott Drummond

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 16, 2018 /
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Just wait until you see the photos from our featured photographer this month, Scott Drummond. They are incredibly beautiful, and truly capture the essence of this extraordinary landscape.

View from Dynjandi - Wild Westfjords 4 Day Tour
View from Dynjandi - Wild Westfjords 4 Day Tour 

What Do You Know About America’s National Parks?

by smartpoodle / May 17, 2018 /

What Do You Know About America’s National Parks?

They Are Our Greatest Natural Treasures

What Do You Know About America’s National Parks?

Calistoga's Petrified Forest

by Penny Sadler / May 16, 2018 /
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What is a petrified forest? They look like trees, but when you touch them they're cold. Transformed by minerals in sediment, volcanic ash, and groundwater, the trees have become fossilized. No longer wood, these trees tell the story of the climate and ecosystem millions of years ago.

 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Nature’s Elements

by Stacey Ebert / Feb 05, 2018 /
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I can still vaguely remember a few class trips from primary school in New York. I have sketchy images of a visit to Fire Island’s barrier beach, a stop at the national historic site of Sagamore Hill, and a cool trip to a rock museum. I remember being able to touch geodes, collect water samples, and visit historical spots. But mostly, I recall standing outside, being a part of nature and connecting with the land. It’s weird that those memories are still visible and still felt all those years later.

Introducing Kids to our Ocean Creatures Just Might Save our Oceans!

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I have spent a lifetime in, and around, the ocean. When I am not in or at the ocean, I am thinking about the ocean! After 30 years of diving, I have seen the damage that global warming, trash, and especially plastic have wrought. Realizing that our oceans and coral reefs are in trouble, I am not alone in wondering how we can reach people and make the change that is needed so desperately. How can we make them care? So far, we have not been able to excite people to make change.

Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild

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The most powerful and important book I've read this year? No question. Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild, by Doniga Markegard, is eloquent, inspiring, and a must-read for any global educator. Markegard's memoir traces her beginnings from wildlife tracking to a more concerted effort of support and practical advice for wilderness education and living wisely on this planet. Through it all, her voice rings clearly for teaching about the earth, about the wildlife on it, and living responsibly and well.

Oo Roo, Uluru: a Trek In the Australian Outback

OO ROO, ULURU
The Australian saying "see ya later" is often "Oo Roo."

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