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Martin Luther King Day of Service Thank You

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and every January in the past few years, Reeves-Reed Arboretum desired to get involved and remind each other of the importance of service. Summit's Day of Service is particularly special for organizing this. During these trying times, what can we do? Where can we go to help? How can we give back? How do we get our children involved? Some of us donate groceries to food banks and soup kitchens, and some of us ca...

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The Little Things

Sometimes when I go for a walk around the grounds I sometimes forget we are in the middle of a pandemic. While Covid-19 has turned our world upside down, the natural world is moving along as if nothing has changed – the flowers are blooming, the bees are pollinating, the fireflies are dancing; nature seems the way it have always been, rather normal. Though in nature, nothing is ever normal.

Whenever I am talking about adaptations, I always tell my audience, "Everything in nature – ...

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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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