Environmental Education for Adult Learners: Nature is Doing its Part to Restore Itself, Now Let Us Do Ours

2022-05-12T19:14:59-07:00

This essay first appeared in The EvoLLLution®, an online newspaper for higher education: https://bit.ly/3LabagTGlen Canyon, a ghostly presence in southern Utah under Lake Powell for almost 60 years, is now re-emerging. The canyon’s return is a consequence of the decades-old drought that is also affecting water levels elsewhere across the American Southwest. As Lake Powell’s water level continues to plummet, native plant species and waterfalls have awakened from a watery slumber. Scientists are eagerly studying Glen Canyon’s seemingly swift recovery, as it is just one example of nature’s resilience. Since the pandemic, and as people sheltered at home, that resiliency has [...]

Environmental Education for Adult Learners: Nature is Doing its Part to Restore Itself, Now Let Us Do Ours2022-05-12T19:14:59-07:00

Earth Day Reflections from the Ventura Botanical Gardens

2022-05-12T19:15:13-07:00

by Tracy N. Long, Ph.D. Over the last two years, more people have discovered what many already knew, the healing power of experiencing nature in beautiful outdoor spaces. We were encouraged to go outside, breath fresh air, and get some exercise during the pandemic. We heard that enjoying the natural world was good for our physical and psychological health. This was not news for some of us who are lucky enough to spend most of our time outdoors. Hoodia As the administrative director of the Ventura Botanical Gardens, I am keenly aware of how beneficial a visit to [...]

Earth Day Reflections from the Ventura Botanical Gardens2022-05-12T19:15:13-07:00
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