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A new study shows taking a walk outside makes a measurable difference in a person’s subsequent creativity. Any walk is good – but researchers noticed that people who walked outdoors in nature showed the biggest spike in creative thinking. Read the New York Times story to learn more.

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By Amber Veverka      School will be out soon and that’s a great time to get outside with kids and gather materials for a few crafts using items from nature. Here are 5 ideas:      1. Pressed-leaf coasters. Gather a few thin leaves. Try fern fronds or English ivy leaves. You also can try blossoms of winter-blooming pansies. Press the […]

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Charlotte kids Sager and Fin leap into fun on a kayaking trip with Sager’s father, Will White. Will (who notes he first checked the water depth for safety) started an outdoor adventure club for his son and friends. Kayaking, hiking and mountain biking are just a few of their activities. Photo: Will White.     By […]

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      Charlotte resident Casandra Seamon wins “15 Minutes Outside,” by Rebecca Cohen for sharing her story of summer nature fun with her family. She’s been enjoying McDowell Nature Preserve in Charlotte with her husband and stepson, T.J. While hiking, they saw toads and a snake in the forest and stopped in at the nature center.      […]

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