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Do You See What I See?

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Susie Fiore founded the Field Institute of Taos (FIT) in 1996, blending her background in archaeology and her experience as a youth ski instructor to create an organization that provides local children…

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- Feb 07, 2018
Nature in the Camp

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Many Syrian refugees, fleeing the war in their home country, are living in Kawergosk Camp near the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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- Jan 17, 2018
The Mighty Giraffe

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Silent steps of evolution, highest height of all the world. Of all the world a graceful trot, so fast, yet so slow through the savannah, where the elephants trumpet and blow.

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- Nov 29, 2017
Meeting with an Elephant

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In this unprincipled time of elephant carnage in the name of ivory, my wife, son and I have come to view elephants as being on equal footing, searching for them with a guide on conservation lands.

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- Aug 27, 2017
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
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival

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During four to six weeks from the beginning of March and into mid-April, nearly half a million Sandhill Cranes, roughly 80% of the world population, arrive in south-central Nebraska.

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- Jan 26, 2015
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
Sculpting Nature: Memories in Stone

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Statues are ubiquitous; they stand watch in front of government buildings, adorn city towers, and are monuments to what we humans hold in high esteem. While many sculptures are a testament to our history…

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- Nov 04, 2013
Unnatural in Nature

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In today’s society, so many of us are unaware of the human footprint we leave on this planet. Throughout this photo essay, American University student Ross Honig tries to create simple snapshots of the…

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- Oct 21, 2013
Backyard Wildlife

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Join American University student Keiran Snow-Dawson as he goes in search of the wildlife that lives in his own backyard. In this photo essay, he illustrates that even in urban areas, wildlife can be abundant.…

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- Sep 30, 2013
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
Water Scarcity

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Do you know how much water you waste? Izilwane teamed up with American University and the School of Communication's Visual Literacy taught by Kimberley R. Williams. After watching the film Call…

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- Apr 29, 2013