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Summer Camp Summary 2021

Here we are again! Another season of Elephant Tree Nature Camp has concluded. It's astounding how quickly these camp weeks fly by, but we all know what that means... We had so much fun this summer – almost as much fun as the kids! We'd like to take a minute to highlight some of this year's moments that made camp special.

This was now our second summer that took place mid-pandemic. While we were able to accommodate more children by using a bigger outdoor classroom space, we still had ...

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Lessons From A Zombie Apocalypse

I had an epiphany driving into work that one of the silver linings of this terrible pandemic is the possible reworking of how many of us view nature. Nature, and public gardens, and parks. Things we may have took for granted, yet now crave, and are being denied access to. I remember back in the Great Recession of 2008 that Horticulture took a hit because it was considered a luxury industry. Which I must admit chafed a bit, both personally and financially.

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Spend Time with The Trees

Forest Therapy, Forest Bathing, maybe you have heard of it. Forest Therapy is rooted in the Japanese Practice of Shirin-yoku, which is often translated as "forest bathing". But it is not a literal bath; the term refers simply to immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the forest.
Forest Therapy is more that just a meander through the woods, though. Trained forest therapy guides help participants engage in activities that help them experience the natural environment with all their senses....

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