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Rewilding Our Youth: Jamie’s Call to Get Kids Outdoors

When Jamie Verley’s four young children returned from a YMCA summer camp in Wisconsin each year, she fondly described them as “completely feral.” “They were reconnected, they were reinvigorated,” she said. “They were excited to be outside.” The weeks her children spent at camp without phones, internet, or television were

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Taking Pride in Conservation: Pride Month with Miss Toto

Miss Toto takes pride in her work as a drag queen, DJ, and a promoter of queerness in science. Every year, she joins marine scientists off the coast of Miami for hands-on shark research. Donning full drag, Miss Toto hosts Drag ‘n Tag, a day of marine education with other

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Spiny Lobsters: The Unexpected Champions of Coral Conservation

In an increasingly urgent battle to save Florida’s Coral Reef, a surprising hero has emerged: the spiny lobster. Recent research by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has uncovered that these lobsters play a crucial role in protecting corals from predators. The researchers found that spiny lobsters act

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The Healing Power of Nature

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of our mental well-being. Research has consistently shown that spending time outdoors can significantly improve mental health. Nature provides a sense of calm, reduces stress, and increases feelings of happiness and well-being. We are fortunate in Florida

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Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops Cast Lifeline to Revive Lake George

Known for its pristine waters and vibrant aquatic vegetation, Lake George has long been a haven for anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. However, recent years have seen this cherished ecosystem under threat. Enter Johnny Morris, the legendary angler and conservationist, alongside Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, who are

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41 Federally Threatened Eastern Indigo Snakes Released

For the eighth consecutive year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Florida and partners, including our Foundation, released 41 young eastern indigo snakes at TNC’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP). Through a collaborative program to return the native, non-venomous apex predator to the region, the multi-partner effort reintroduces the federally

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