Category Archives: Connecting to Nature

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Life and Death in the Okavango Delta

Editor’s Note: Jane Ball is a world traveler, and has some incredible photos at her website: www.janeballphotography.com.     This is the second of a two part series, written by Jane, about her latest trip to Botswana. Our final camp had tented … Continue reading

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Fall on Fire – Gatewood School Poetry

Fifth graders at Gatewood Elementary expressed what was in their hearts, writing haiku, cinquain, and sensory poems. All photos by students. The poetry residency was funded by the Gatewood PTO. I am I am the ladybug, gliding gracefully up the … Continue reading

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Life and Death in the Kalahari

Editor’s Note: Jane Ball is a world traveler, and has some incredible photos at her website: www.janeballphotography.com.     This is the first of a two part series, written by Jane, about her latest trip to Africa.   I recently returned from … Continue reading

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Ten Year-Old Farmer

Curran Ikhaml is a 5th grader at Gatewood Elementary. Her parents, Julie and Jim are committed to living close the land in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. This is her story: “I got the idea to have my own … Continue reading

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Bird woman of the forest

  This is the 3rd in the series about millenials who are following their passion for nature and the Earth. Nicole Krauss is a graduate of Wayzata High School in Minnesota. Here is Nicole’s story:   “I am going into … Continue reading

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Wilderness Summer – Walking into the Future

This is the 2nd in a series of millenials who are seeking careers in environmental studies. Marra Clay is a Hopkins School District (MN) graduate. Below is Marra’s story: This summer I have an internship through the Environmental Studies department … Continue reading

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3 Millennials Seek A Road Less Traveled

Recently, I had the honor of interviewing three “20 somethings” who are following their passion, honing their skills and trying to make a difference in the world. The three are Sespe Miller, Marra Clay, and Coley Krauss. Each of their … Continue reading

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The Great Bee Rescue

Article and photos by Dewey Hassig During the July 17-18 storm, numerous trees came down all over Minnesota. I got a call that a big tree branch was down at the Edenwood Camp, in Eden Prairie, MN, and it had … Continue reading

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How Much Love is Your Lawn Giving You?

My lawn has been giving me a lot of love since it became a sustainable “living habitat”. I found “food” in my lawn, as well as many pollinators, amphibians and night singers who lull me to sleep. Below are some … Continue reading

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