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Wildfire Season A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. They can destroy homes and cause injury or death to both humans and animals. There are many different causes for wildfires, but the most common are lightning strikes and human activity. This year, wildfires are ravaging many areas, especially in California, and red-flag warnings have been issued from the Northwest into the Rockies. According to the  National Interagency Fire Center, an estimated 649,054 acres have burned across 14 states and the wildfires are still spreading. This begs the question, do you...

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Camping with a Bad Back Back pain shouldn’t be keeping you from going camping and enjoying nature! Especially right now, when camping and other outdoor adventures are some of the only activities that allow you to socially distance your family from others. Listed below are three of the best ways to reduce back pain while camping as outlined by The Joint Chiropractic: 1. Sleep on a Softer Surface Sleeping on a hard, uneven surface will definitely agitate your back and intensify any back pain you might already have. So, consider bringing a memory foam mat, an air mattress or a...

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Hurricane Season Hurricane season is officially in full swing. Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can already be stressful enough, but due to COVID-19, 2020 is presenting a whole new array of challenges. Don’t worry though! We’ve collected all the best tips from the CDC and Ready.gov to ensure you and your family stay safe and healthy this hurricane season. Steps to Prepare Step 1: Know Your Risk It is a common misconception that if you are not living near the coast, you don’t need to prepare for hurricanes. However, rain, wind and water can affect even land locked...

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Visiting a National Park Amidst COVID-19 Taking a trip to a national park is an incredible adventure that will have you in awe and leave you with lasting memories. Whether you have been to a national park before or this is your first time, each trip is unique and exciting. However, due to COVID-19, planning a trip to a national park this summer will be a little different. Almost every national park made changes to adhere to the CDC COVID-19 guidelines, keeping only a few outdoor spaces and trails open. Other national parks have been closed completely for the past...

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COVID-19, Digital Experiences, National Park Week, National Parks, Virtual Tours -

National Park Week Every April, the National Park Service teams up with the National Park Foundation to celebrate the presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week! National Park Week 2020 will be from April 18 to April 26. The goal of this observance is to educate about the importance of national parks and the land and wildlife they protect, as well as encourage everyone to get out and explore the history, culture, and beauty of Earth’s amazing places. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, though, National Park Week will be a little different this year. Events have been canceled and most facilities are closed. While outdoor...

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