Wilderness is Becoming

I can still remember the sign, be it in snow, bright green or rusty reds, State Land Boundary Entering High Peaks Wilderness With your help we can be sure this Wilderness will always be a special place This past year the official concept of Wilderness in America turned fifty years old
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Nature Connection goes to DC

This past May a bill was introduced to Congress, commonly titled “Healthy Kids Outdoor Act of 2014.” This is a nearly identical version of a bill that was introduced in 2011 and subsequently was not enacted. The prognosis for this bill is similarly grim; most predictive measures give
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WYP’s Way: Talking About Kids

Some kids constantly sweep the ground with their eyes; they are the ones that find all the treasures. Then there are the kids who are constantly stretching the boundaries with their eyes, “Can we go up there?” “Can we just go around the bend?” “Can we follow that trail?” I found mysel
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The Independent Kid

This past March, The Atlantic stirred the parental pot by publishing, “The Overprotected Kid.” The article details trends in parenting over the last thirty years and goes on to document some of the research regarding those trends, particularly around a child’s sense of risk. The ensui
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WYP Goes to School

Lizard’s Mouth, 11:30 am. It is the pinnacle of October weather: aromatic, golden, warm. A group of kids scamper, pell mell, in and around the boulders, folds and caves. They are looking for a suitable, “Hotel room,” for their teacher. Did I mention it was Thursday? That’s right; scho
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