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How Outdoor Learning Improves Child Development

How Outdoor Learning Improves Child Development Outdoor spaces improve mental and physical health while shaping children for the future There is a tremendous body of research surrounding the benefits of both structured outdoor education and unstructured outdoor play for children. The positive effects of spending time in nature are far-reaching—from mental and physical health improvements…
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The American Smoke Tree

Tree of the Month: The American Smoke Tree Learn about the origin of the Central Texas tree and how to identify it The American Smoke Tree, also known as Chittamwood, can be grown as a small ornamental tree or as a large shrub.  It is not a well-known plant and can be hard to find…
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How to Care for Your Tree During a Texas Summer

How to Care for Your Tree During a Texas Summer Helping your tree survive and thrive under harsh conditions It’s Summertime in Texas, and that means one thing: it is hot. While older, more established trees are well adapted to the heat and humidity, younger and newly planted trees will struggle to thrive under these…
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Impacting the Urban Forest through Citizen Science

Impacting the Urban Forest through Citizen Science Become a Citizen Scientist to Help Create Better Outdoor Spaces America’s foundation is built on volunteers.  French philosopher Alex de Tocqueville in his book “Democracy in America,” published in 1835 remarked that one of American’s unique qualities was our tendency to form associations to advance the common good.…
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