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June 2016 - Get Outdoors

The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of getting outdoors and experiencing nature are well documented.   Experiencing nature takes many forms—from participating in an urban stewardship project in New York City, to walking on a trail through a forest preserve in Chicago, to enhancing pollinator habitat as part of a high school science project.  The outdoors can be as close as your own backyard or as far away as a remote wilderness area and stepping into either one can make life better for anyone who ventures outside. This month we feature a scientist, a product, research and a partnership all related to the benefits of getting outdoors.

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