IMPROVE PARKS – SEPT 28

volunteers will gather rakes, shovels and trash bags to help improve public lands around the country for the 26th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, September 28

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Digging for Dinosaurs – “A Girl Can Be a Princess and a Scientist”
Dr Victoria Edgerton at work digging for fossils in Wyoming this summer

Digging for Dinosaurs – “A Girl Can Be a Princess and a Scientist”

When she was little, Victoria Egerton’s teachers didn’t know what to make of her and her fascination with geology and science.

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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 — let’s hear it for women pushing their boundaries
Bracelets and necklaces made with recycled beads

Taking the Kids — let’s hear it for women pushing their boundaries

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which celebrates women’s achievements around the world with everything from conferences to fun runs to festivals

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In Zambia: Empowering women through skills and A&K Philanthropy
At work in the recycled bicycle shop

In Zambia: Empowering women through skills and A&K Philanthropy

This project, one of several here run by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropies, is designed not only to bring money into the village—the bikes sell from $25 to $120, with people coming from Livingstone to purchase them—but to empower women, explained Mabvuto Phiri, who is showing us around the village

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Traveling greener in honor of Earth Day
The Westin has launched Project Rise ThreadForward, a sustainability program that collects, processes and reweaves hotel bed linens into pajamas for needy children

Traveling greener in honor of Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day (Sunday, April 22), let’s remember how easy it is to do your bit to help end plastic pollution when you are traveling — and teach the kids a lesson in the process

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Taking the Kids — on an adventure in Belize
Cave tubing in Belize

Taking the Kids — on an adventure in Belize

Lucy and Mick Fleming, a young adventurous couple, spontaneously bought an overgrown 140-acre farm and citrus orchard on the Macal River in Belize after meeting the owner in a bar in Belize City, about a two-hour drive away

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Volunteering on Vacation: Memorable Adventures from Family Trips
Enkereri students

Volunteering on Vacation: Memorable Adventures from Family Trips

When the two Whitaker teens talk about their holiday trip to Tanzania two Christmases ago, it’s not the animals they saw on safari that proved the most memorable, as amazing as the elephants and giraffes were. It’s how they helped a small unofficial orphanage.

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National Park Service launches new “Find Your Park” campaign
Jr. Ranger Day. Chris Valdez and youngster

National Park Service launches new “Find Your Park” campaign

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation has just launched a nationwide campaign to encourage Americans to Find Your Park and share their memories and experiences online and via social media with the #findyourpark hashtag

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