Annual Kent House Bug Day

What has six legs and three body parts? If you guessed an insect, then you are correct! Close to 1,000 participants learned all about the wonderful world of insects and their relatives at the annual Kent House Bug Day in Alexandria, LA.  Since its inception six years ago, the event has grown to include over…  More 

Fourth Graders Explore Forest Ecology and Management at the Escambia Experimental Forest

Fourth grade students from the W.S. Neal Elementary School in East Brewton, Alabama, recently visited the Escambia Experimental Forest (The Escambia) to get first-hand experience with the plants and animals of the longleaf pine ecosystem. After several days of instruction about the history and ecological significance of longleaf pine from guidance counselor Marina Chancery, 100…  More 

Are Kids in the Woods?

  Results from the National Kids Survey There have been very few scientific studies on the outdoor activities of children and youth. The few that have been published are relatively small, surveying less than 500 individuals. In 2007, to address an important gap in information about kids and the outdoors, Ken Cordell, pioneering research scientist,…  More