I first moved here to the Keys in Sept. 2018 on a whim — after applying for a coral restoration internship on Instagram. Curious about scientific diving, eager to make an impact and unsure what my purpose in life really was, I didn’t know what to expect.
The popular pastime of birdwatching has many healthy benefits for people and the planet, including immersion in nature — which has been shown to be beneficial for mental health — breathing fresh air, exercise, exposure to natural vitamin D, socializing and building togetherness through birdwatching communities and increased appreciation for nature. There were approximately 15.23 […]
If you’ve ever dreamed of running away from your responsibilities to start a life on a peaceful homestead, you’re not alone. While unfortunately this might not be an option for many at this time, you can still get a glimpse of this lifestyle on your next vacation by booking a farm stay.
Outdoor recreation and the outdoor community have historically been portrayed as predominantly white, male spaces, in my experience, with little attention given to the contributions of queer recreationalists and outdoor advocates. Here are a few of the many queer environmentalists fighting for representation and access to the outdoors for all. Pattie Gonia (they/he/she) Wyn Wiley […]
More than half of the world’s agricultural soils are already degraded, and both scientists and UN agencies agree that the remaining soil will only take us another 40 to 50 years. Yet despite the threat this poses to biodiversity, the climate and global food security, soil health receives less attention than other looming environmental crises. […]
Every day, innovative and creative communities are coming up with ways to make use of pollution. The latest example? A new 2.5-mile-long walking and biking trail in a Tennessee state park that is made of old tires. The trail, located at T.O. Fuller State Park in Memphis, is one of the longest trails made of […]
A close encounter between a skeleton shrimp and a comb jelly; a stingray and a porcupinefish searching the same sands for a meal; a family that has lived their whole lives on the water. These are some of the unique and fascinating snapshots of our blue planet honored by the UN as part of its […]
As the sun comes out and temperatures rise across the country, June is the time to celebrate the wonders of nature in the U.S.A. The month is recognized as Great Outdoors Month and hosts National Trails Day on its first Saturday.
Looking to sleep under the stars this summer? Getting out for a camping trip is easier than you might think, but you’ll want to be prepared. Here are a few guidelines for your first night in the great outdoors.