First off, what is Leave No Trace? If you’ve ever come across the phrase “take only pictures, leave only footprints,” you’ve heard of Leave No Trace. It’s a way of thinking, not a set of rules, that encourages people to enjoy outdoor areas responsibly and seeks to minimize negative impacts to (more)
My experience as the Environmental Education Intern at Monk Botanical Gardens this summer has been fun, fast, and extremely educational. I may have been in a teacher role, but I think I’ve learned the most! Here are three of the biggest lessons I have learned. Be VERY Prepared I quickly found that (more)
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather with a leisurely afternoon of reading, so pick up a book at your library and come enjoy it at the garden! If you are looking for a few suggestions, check out one of these nature/environment themed books that are on my summer reading list.
As the sixth week of our internship comes to a close, the summer solstice greets us with open arms and longer days. The community is abundant with activities, events, and that specific summer excitement Wausau thrives off of. Soon, the balloon rally and Chalkfest will be happening, in addition to (more)
Some of my fondest memories from childhood include going to a pond near my grandparent’s house with my older brother and spending the whole sunny summer afternoon catching what my grandma always referred to as “pollywogs” with our bare hands. The slippery, slimy, little buggers were super fast, which made (more)