Taking the Kids — and celebrating Earth Day
Spotted Trunkfish, Lactophrys bicaudalis at Shedd Aquarium

Taking the Kids — and celebrating Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day — the time to celebrate our beautiful planet, and lend a hand to keep it that way. Especially if you are traveling, there is no better time to teach the kids an environmental lesson while having fun

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Taking the Kids — what’s in your bag of tricks for outdoor fun?
Getting up-close and personal with a snail

Taking the Kids — what’s in your bag of tricks for outdoor fun?

There’s no better time than autumn to get outdoors and get away, whether you have a day, a weekend or a week. ACES should be on everyone’s list when they visit Aspen with its terrific in-town nature preserve

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Trail to Tavern outdoor wear from Toad&Co
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Trail to Tavern outdoor wear from Toad&Co

I’m a fan of Toad & Co. Another plus: a portion of every Toad&Co garment contributes to creating opportunities for adults with disabilities, as well as environmental projects

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Visit to a Sea Turtle Hospital in Palm Beach County, Florida
Kids learning about sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Visit to a Sea Turtle Hospital in Palm Beach County, Florida

More than just a place to observe, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a working hospital with the goal of rehabilitating its animal patients. In fact, it’s the preeminent sea turtle hospital in the United States and animals in need of treatment are carefully transported here from around the country.

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Families learn about Pandas and environment at the San Diego Zoo
Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo

Families learn about Pandas and environment at the San Diego Zoo

Zoos — besides being fun places to visit and see amazing creatures like pandas — are also ideal places to teach kids what they can do to help the environment

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