One Saturday morning late last spring, I pulled into Garin Regional Park in the hills above Hayward. I didn’t have the $5 for parking, but intuiting why I was there, the ranger let me pass anyway. A crowd was amassing. … Read more
This story was originally published at High Country News (hcn.org) on April 19, 2019 Gregg Castro first roamed the Santa Lucia Mountains at the age of 8, going out with his father to hunt deer and wild pigs in the … Read more
John Robinson has 20/15 vision and perfect auditory recall. But he’s dedicated his life to the idea that anyone can learn to bird.
If you told the teenage Anthony Khalil that someday he would be a mentor, educator, and leader in the fight for environmental justice, he may not have believed it. Back then he just loved to be outside. For the young … Read more
Residents and advocates turn to the challenge of keeping it welcome.
Can California teach an understanding of the natural world to every K-12 schoolkid in the state?
Some people are more affected by wildfires than others
UC Santa Cruz Sociologist Lindsey Dillon says cleanup shouldn’t mean displacement.
What’s the value of dusty old natural history in the modern world? More than you might think, says Brad Balukjian.
A UC Berkeley study looks at underserved youth and veterans and finds apparent healing benefits to time in nature.