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Our Right to Nature

August 29, 2019

by Sergio Avila, Sierra Club Outdoor Activities

I grew up playing and exploring in the desert, among mesquite trees, Nopales (prickly pear cactus), and fresnos (ash trees); hunting lizards, looking at birds, always wondering where mountain lions lived. Both my parents had full time careers, so my brother and I spent our free time unsupervised, encouraged to go out there, to the… Read more »

How Nature Can Make You Happier and Healthier

December 15, 2016

by Diana Rhoades

Last January, after participating in BEYOND Tucson’s 6th annual celebration of life and the outdoors, I picked up a copy of National Geographic’s The Power of Parks: a yearlong exploration of the National Parks. The title was “This is your Brain on Nature.” The article is comprehensive in describing scientific research establishing the benefits of… Read more »

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