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Take a Hike: How to Make Being Outdoors In

Edutopia – May 17, 2012
By Susan Brenna

Take a Hike: How to Make Being Outdoors In Though his parents once lived in the countryside in Mexico, Juan Martinez grew up in crowded Los Angeles, barely noticing the earth and sky that was masked by the concrete and smog. Six years ago, when Martinez was fifteen, his science teacher proposed he earn extra credit and raise his failing grade by joining the school's ecology club. He found he liked working in the school garden, which led to a trip to the Teton Science Schools, in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. It changed his life. "Just to be able to see a fresh stream -- not the LA…
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