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Buzzworthy Beekeeping

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is abuzz with excitement to announce the launch of its latest conservation initiative: a beekeeping program aimed at promoting biodiversity and ecological stewardship within its grounds. This initiative underscores the Arboretum's commitment to environmental sustainability and the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem.

The decline of global bee populations in recent years has raised alarm bells worldwide. As pollinators, bees play a crucial role in the...

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Leaving the Garden

Leaving the Garden

I wrote several years ago that the garden we leave at night is not the same garden that we return to in the morning. It is just as certain that the Arboretum I arrived at in September of 2014 is not the same Arboretum that I will be leaving at the end of February. Trees have been planted, and trees have been cut down. People have left our little community, and we feel a sense of loss. Some of our local wildlife has also left the premises, and the sense of loss is, sh...

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The Benefit of Experiential Environmental Education

As a former teacher in the public-school system, there was never enough time to get to some of the wonderful topics we want to share with our children. Whether it's a new science discovery, an important current event, or an extension to just what happened yesterday, we as teachers, strive to incorporate any new content into our lessons. This is where awareness, empowerment, and critical thinking can inspire student learning, from preschool to high school.

To quote Vanessa Bullwinkle, D...

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