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THE NATURE-SMART CAREER: 11 New Jobs For a Nature-Rich Future

By Richard Louv, March 24th, 2014 What if high schools and colleges helped students create a nature-rich future, helped them become outdoor entrepreneurs? By that, I don’t mean careers devoted only to energy efficiency. That’s important, but there’s a whole new category of green jobs coming and some of them are already here — nature-smart jobs. These careers and avocations will

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DURABLE: Building Natural Strength in Our Kids

By Jenifer Joy Madden,  March 27th, 2014 Words we’ve been hearing in the news lately are being touted as good academic medicine by some schools around the U.S. One is resilience—the ability to face adversity with confidence and gritted teeth. Then there’s grit itself—the single-minded stick-to-it-tiveness that welcomes mistakes for their teaching potential. Now comes the even broader term, durable. Like the slogan, “Built to Last,”

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Earth Week Expo in Cheboygan, Apr 12th

Earth Week Expo Northern Michigan 2014 What: A family friendly event featuring presentations about the earth and its creatures, displays, and exhibits for all ages. Where:  Cheboygan High School, 801 West Lincoln Ave.Cheboygan, Michigan. 49721 When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AM The following local businesses and organizations will have educational, retail sales and display presentation tables at

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Discovery Hill—A Schoolyard Habitat

October 29, 2013 By Marya Fowler Ashley Gutierrez and Alexis Cody use a boulder to write their observations. On the way back to school one girl in my class said, “What fun…I love that place” and another said “I wish we could go everyday” and a boy remarked, “I just didn’t know we could find so many animals.” I appreciate

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Outdoor learning: Education’s next revolution?

A growing body of research suggests that exposing students to nature could yield extraordinary results By Laura Smith, Salon, Feb 16, 2014   (Credit: shippee via Shutterstock) If you’ve been out of school for a while, your memory of time spent in classrooms may be bathed in a nostalgic glow. In reality, though, you probably spent a lot of your

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