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Four Thousand Species Identified in Local Bioblitz

Imagine a summer morning: a cool breeze, warm sunlight on your skin. You are walking through the forest, in silent awe at the massiveness of ... Read More

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Creating the Next Generation of Appalachian Leaders

“Wow! That’s a great idea.”

It’s a phrase Rural Action Environmental Education Director Joe Brehm utters often. In this instance, he was responding to a co-worker’s ... Read More

High School Internships Boost Businesses, Students

A high school internship “gives you a taste of what you think you might like without the long-term commitment of a school or a job,” ... Read More

Prothonotary Warbler

Field Notes: Beauty in Prothonotary Form

By Joe Brehm, Environmental Education Director

As we tiptoed along the overgrown trail at Greendale Wetland, one male prothonotary warbler sang its rich, direct song. One ... Read More

Grieving? Seek Solace in Nature

Research shows that spending time in nature has a profound and calming effect on our bodies and minds. OhioHealth and Rural Action are planning three ... Read More

Skins and Skulls Provide Valuable Lessons

By Alison McCoy, AmeriCorps Member

Hands flew into the air as countless little voices shouted, “It’s a dinosaur! It’s a dinosaur!”

“Well, not quite. This is a ... Read More

Registration Opens for Summer Day Camps in Trimble, Athens

Registration is now open for Watershed Day Camps in Trimble and Athens in June.

The Trimble camp will run June 6-10 and will focus mainly on ... Read More
Freezout Lake, Montana

Field Notes: Bear Witness to the Beauty of Birds This Spring

(This is part of a series of Field Notes focusing on our feathered friends as we get ready for the Birds in the Hills Festival, ... Read More

Prothonotary Warbler

The Early Bird Gets … the Discount!

Early bird registration for the Birds in the Hills Festival is underway, offering a chance to save 25% to 33% on admission to this three-day ... Read More

Junco photo by Karen Mammone

Field Notes: Meet a Few of Ohio’s ‘Snow Birds’

(This is the first of several Field Notes focusing on our feathered friends as we get ready for the Birds in the Hills Festival, which ... Read More

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