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Learning about Conservation in Rwanda
Learning about Conservation in Rwanda

by Niyonkuru (Chris) Benjamin

Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills, and many of those hills are found in designated protected areas or parks. Among the forests, each area has unique animals, including mountain gorillas,…

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- Feb 15, 2018
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking

by Danielle Vilaplana

Winter came early to Colorado and people were leaving the backcountry with the first snow. Only the hikers remained, adding to the animal tracks thatfollowed the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

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- Jan 31, 2018
Ice Storm
Ice Storm

by Kira Sadler

Visiting my father’s house, one year to the day after his death, I awoke to a world of ice.

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- Jan 10, 2018
Befriending the Wild Ones
Befriending the Wild Ones

by C.A. Linklater

Looking through the truck window into a vivid cold winter scene in the subarctic forest of the 1970s Yukon Territory, I was struck by the temerity of the animals that lived and even thrived in such an…

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- Dec 27, 2017
Things We Don’t See in the Woods
Things We Don’t See in the Woods

by Ron Dans

I began my photographic journey around the age of 14, when my parents gave me a 120 Yashika camera. I was fascinated to see the upside-down image on the ground glass, and even more astounded when the prints…

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- Dec 13, 2017
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

In 1925, Carl Jung made a five-month safari to East Africa that would transform his understanding of humanity and the deeper aspects of the human psyche.

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- Nov 15, 2017
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

We walked among the armored behemoths in total awe, mesmerized  by the sands and giant green euphorbia bushes that seemed to be from a primeval time.  My wife Marie and I came within 40 feet of a single…

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- Aug 14, 2017
Life as a Scientific Illustrator
Life as a Scientific Illustrator

by Laurel Mundy

I grew up drawing animals. Birds, bugs, whales, my cat, anything you can think of, including animals that didn’t exist. My best friend and I would sit for hours doing nothing else.

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- May 18, 2017
In Search of a Common Wilderness
In Search of a Common Wilderness

by Dan Hawkins

On the morning of January 19, 2017, I found myself in the Tararua Mountains on New Zealand’s North Island, in a gale. I had been in New Zealand for two months as part of a four-month hiking traverse of…

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- May 17, 2017
How Biodiversity is Helping to Revitalize Coal Country
How Biodiversity is Helping to Revitalize Coal Country

by Wally Smith

It's a cold November morning as I drive from my home in rural Wise County, Virginia, to the town of Tazewell, some 80 miles away. My journey takes me across the edge of the Virginia coalfields and through…

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- May 01, 2017
Living the Science: Place-Based Education as a Model for Scientific Learning
Living the Science: Place-Based Education as a Model for Scientific Learning

by Jacqueline Gerson

“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
Connecting with Biodiversity Using Macro Photography
Connecting with Biodiversity Using Macro Photography

by Matthew Cicanese

In a  2013 article published by American Entomologist, a trio of authors contemplated the importance of macro photography in documenting biodiversity. In their abstract, they summarize: "Digital macrophotography…

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- Apr 11, 2017