Responsible Recreation by Chelsea Jandreau

Responsible Recreation by Chelsea Jandreau

When I was fresh out of college, I worked on a trail crew in Arizona. During that time, I spent ten days working the most heavily trafficked trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Bright Angel Trail. We walked the two-and-a-half to three miles down every...
Play Outside by Katie Finch

Play Outside by Katie Finch

This article is a reprint from June 2018. Amid the COVID-19 virus, we all need something to lighten our hearts. Nothing does that better than play. It is also important to note children learn and practice social, emotion, cognitive, and physical skills through play....
Natural Connections by Katie Finch

Natural Connections by Katie Finch

There are so many thoughts, questions, and feelings rattling around in my head and heart. I don’t think I’m alone in this. This global pandemic affects us all, whether we get sick or not. One feeling that crops up is the desire to turn inward. To hold our resources...
Get Outside by Sarah Hatfield

Get Outside by Sarah Hatfield

Here’s the thing. There are many fewer excuses now. Maybe you’re home, maybe you’re kids are home. Maybe you’re working from home, on limited hours, or in quarantine. Even though the toilet paper may be in short supply, nature isn’t. And it is a glorious time to be...
Nature: Inside and Out by Jeff Tome

Nature: Inside and Out by Jeff Tome

Nature creeps, crawls, and slithers into our world every day. It is hard to draw a line between what we consider the human world and the natural world. Really, that artificial line doesn’t exist. The houses we live in are no different from the dens and nests of...