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Living the Science: Place-Based Education as a Model for Scientific Learning

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“Dip your hand in the water!” I yelled over the crash of whitewater, and then a few seconds later, “Now try it again!”

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- Apr 20, 2017
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush

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In November, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stood vigil over an unprecedented event in the United States: the crushing of six tons of illegal ivory seized from poachers and smugglers. At the…

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- Jan 20, 2014
Overnight in the Cederberg

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Samuel Strand, 12 years old, grew up in South Africa, surrounded by the beauty and wildness of this open, diverse country. He spends his free time venturing out into the wilderness, exploring the mountains…

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- May 12, 2013
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

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The decision to pursue conservation biology came after an incredible and intense 14 months of traveling through South America. There was no one moment or epiphany, no strike of clarity, just a slow and…

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- Mar 19, 2013
Teenaged Climber Takes Growing Up to New Heights

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Dating. Homework. High school dances. Where to go to college? Life for many teenagers is already full of the challenges of growing up. But at 15 years old, mountaineer Jordan Romero is taking “up” to a…

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- Jan 21, 2013
Children's Book Author Crusades for Tibetan Wildlife

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Author Naomi Rose talks with Izilwane about her new children’s book, Where Snow Leopard Prowls, Tibet’s rare wildlife, and the importance of protecting Tibet’s fragile ecosystems.

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- Nov 05, 2012
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project

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Through the Taos Youth Art and Biodiversity Project, Izilwane hoped to educate young children about conservation by connecting the human animal to the natural world. With simple, grassroots publicity,…

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- Jul 17, 2012
Taos Youth Biodiversity Art Project: Giving Children a Global Voice

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Join our eager interns as they work to educate children about the natural world and the need to protect it through art.

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- Oct 17, 2011