All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘urban parks’

Miami Students Celebrate the First Annual Everglades Day with Fishing and Fun


By Kahlil Kettering, Biscayne Restoration Program Analyst Known for its nightlife, delicious food, and incredible beaches, Miami-Dade County is home to more than 2.5 million people. One of the area’s defining features is the fact that it is bound by two national parks, Biscayne to the east and the Everglades to the west. Even though these amazing, biodiverse natural areas [...]

Posted on: June 11 2013
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Beautiful Nature, an Hour from Chicago: Partnership Embraces Vision for Indiana Dunes


By Jan Lariviere, volunteer with the Chicago Field Museum We often talk about “connecting with nature” and how important it is for urban residents to have access to green space. It improves our physical health, reduces our stress, and even improves our mood to have a world-class park near home. Chicago is lucky to have a spectacular urban oasis in [...]

Posted on: May 29 2013
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Park Advocates in Chicago See Future Possibilities in the Past at Lowell, Massachusetts


By LeAaron Foley, Midwest Senior Outreach Coordinator Chicago’s south side is home to some of America’s most fascinating and important stories. The Pullman Historic District is where, in 1880, George M. Pullman built the country’s first planned model industrial town. It was also home to the nation’s first African-American union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the pivotal “Pullman [...]

Posted on: May 2 2013
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Connecting Students with Nature and History in Baltimore: How Crowdfunding Can Help


By Laura Bankey, Director of Conservation at the National Aquarium Fort McHenry is a source of fierce pride for the residents of Baltimore. It is here that our citizens stopped the British Navy from attacking the city during the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. The flag that flew over the fort the morning after the battle not only [...]

Posted on: April 24 2013
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The Stonewall Inn: Why the Site of This Iconic Rebellion Should Be Part of the National Park System


By Alexander Brash, Senior Director, Northeast Regional Office On a bus in Montgomery, a lone woman refused to be sent to the rear. In the dry desert east of Yosemite lie the foundations of an internment camp where thousands of Americans were imprisoned simply because of their ancestry. In a small, drab bar on Christopher Street in New York City, [...]

Posted on: April 23 2013
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