C&NN Associate Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi contributes the following:
Paddling Tivoli North Bay
On an easy Sunday morning this fascinating tidal marsh in Dutchess County, offered our group of inner-city youth, teachers and family members an up-close exploration of spectacular plants, interesting wildlife, and scenic views of the Catskills. With the superb eco-guidance and…
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This post originally appeared on Slow Family Online.
You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any. -- EarthSky Magazine
Added by Suz Lipman on August 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
This post originally appeared in Slow Family Online.
The Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 22. According to sponsors…Continue
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June 17-23 is National Pollinator Week. It's a week to celebrate and educate about pollinating animals, such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, which are extremely vital to our…Continue
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Groundhog Day, February 2, has basically everything going for it that I love in a holiday -- It marks a…Continue
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For the second year in a row, the CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Contest inspired kids from 6-12 to create the ultimate slow games, ones that can be played outdoors with simple or minimal equipment, like hula hoops, balls, or household items.
Last year's winner, 9-year-old Sara from Plaistow, N.H. (shown here with Julie Foudy, three-time Olympic…Continue
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If you have enjoyed a walk around your neighborhood, and certainly if you have participated in civic discussions about the way your neighborhood should grow and be planned, then there is a good chance that you, or your process, were influenced by Jane Jacobs.…Continue
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The Lyrid meteor shower, expected to peak late Saturday night and into Sunday morning over North America, promises one of its best shows in years, astronomers say. Especially beneficial is Saturday's near-moonless night. The Lyrids are set to peak after midnight, early April…Continue
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Each Spring, in the colonial U.S., founding father and extraordinary gardener Thomas Jefferson held a friendly contest with his neighbors to…Continue
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Last year, Amy Chua managed to push a whole set of collective parenting buttons when she asserted in the Wall Street Journal, and later in her book…Continue
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The year's first meteor shower may be a great one! The Quadrantids are set to peak on January 4th, 2:30 am ET. Astronomers are calling for clear skies and a dramatic show in much of the Northern Hemisphere, especially in the pre-dawn hours.
Can't watch it at the exact time? Don't worry -- astronomers tell us that…Continue
Added by Suz Lipman on January 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Happy New Year!
I recently had the opportunity to take two very special hikes on Mount Tamalpais, the mountain near my home that is laced with trails for seemingly every mood and workout. One I took when one of my closest and oldest friends came to visit, and the other I took on…Continue
Added by Suz Lipman on December 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Do you have 15 minutes to spare? If so, you can be a citizen scientist. Over the past few years, citizen scientists -- ordinary people who help scientists and organizations track the count and behaviors of such creatures as birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and others -- have been active and helpful information gatherers. After all, scientists can't…Continue
Added by Suz Lipman on July 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Yearn to slow down and fully enjoy summer? I will share lots of great ideas Thursday, June 30, 11 am Pacific Time, 2 pm Eastern Time in the U.S., in a Slow Down for Summer webinar hosted by…Continue
Are GPS devices making us overly dependent on technology at the expense of learning about and orienting within our surroundings? Studies say they are. They also may be partially responsible for Nature Disconnect around the developing world.
There are positive aspects to GPS and other positioning devices. They have created a surge of popularity…Continue
Added by Suz Lipman on March 9, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments
Groundhog Day, February 2, has basically everything going for it that I love in a holiday -- It marks a point in a season; it's full of folklore and wisdom, superstition, ceremony, civic charm, mystery, agrarian history, and weather -- and it was featured in perhaps my all-time favorite movie of the same name, which itself is a study in acceptance and inner calm while…
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Now playing overhead: The dramatic Geminid Meteor Shower, which many astronomers agree is the best meteor shower of the year. Following that, stargazers could keep their necks craned for 2010's only complete lunar eclipse, which coincides with Winter Solstice December 21.
The Geminid Meteor Shower is forecast to peak late Mon./early Tues. Dec. 13-14, between around midnight and…Continue
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