Outdoor activities can seem daunting. Maybe the idea of carrying a heavy pack into the woods and sleeping on the ground isn’t your idea of a good time — and all of that lightweight backpacking gear can be prohibitively expensive. But you don’t need to hike out into the deep wilderness to enjoy nature: your […]
Urban gardening refers to growing food in a heavily populated place like a town or a city. It doesn’t require a huge amount of land or space, just some determination and creativity. Urban gardens come in all shapes and sizes — from vertical green walls to gardens cultivated exclusively in pots.
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.
There’s no better hiking companion than your favorite furry sidekick! Taking your dog into nature for a hike is not only a great bonding experience, but also keeps them physically active and provides important mental stimulation. Just like us, it’s important for our canine pals to get outdoors! However, hiking with a dog does require […]
Starting Monday, Climate Week NYC is launching again for its first fully in-person program since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted lives across the world more than two years ago. 2022’s week, which runs from September 19 to 25 in conjunction with the UN General Assembly, will build on the momentum of last year with the same […]
Summer garden staples like tomatoes and eggplant can’t handle the coming fall frosts, but many crops thrive in the chillier temperatures. Growing a successful fall garden is all about predicting the weather, choosing the right crops, and protecting the plants on frosty mornings.
The U.S. Virgin Islands have created a new system of parks within over 30 areas that will now be protected from commercial development, while being preserved for nature and outdoor recreation. Hundreds of acres across sites on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are now preserved within the new Territorial Park System, which includes […]
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 […]