New Children’s Books of Activism and Outdoors

Starting children out early in their respect for nature is important, and one of the best ways to teach children anything is through a love of reading. Here are two new children’s books for you to read to your kids (or they can read to themselves). One shares a tale of environmental activism and the…

From Plastic Pollution to Amazing Art

The aquatic trash in our oceans is harmful to wildlife like sea turtles. An amazing group of people came up with a creative (I say genius) solution that would both remove some of the debris and also educate people about the dangers of plastic pollution. The group is called the Washed Ashore Project, and it…

Debunking ‘Big Bad Wolf’ stereotype with Art

Earthjustice has partnered with the Creative Action Network calling on artists to create a body of work in honor of the embattled gray wolf. The campaign seeks to debunk negative stereotypes of the wolf, portraying the species in a playful, uplifting way and celebrating its status as an icon of the wild. No more “big…

Experience the North Cascades – in a book

I have fallen in love with this new book that explores the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades in lyrical words, informative maps, and inspiring photographs. As a nature-loving geography major who is enthusiastic about the outdoors and loves artful writing, this book has become a special treasure of mine. And the best…

Ice Watch sculpture in Copenhagen

Twelve large blocks of ice, cast off from the Greenland ice sheet, were collected from a fjord outside Nuuk and shipped to Copenhagen, where they were presented in a clock formation in City Hall Square, from October 26-29,2014, to mark the publication of the UN IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change. “Ice Watch” was…

Creative Pet Project

Do you love to read, or do you just like to look at pictures? How about this: Do you love animals and nature? Yeah, I thought that you’d say “yes” to that one. Well, whether you’re a reader or you just enjoy good artwork, I have the book for you. It’s called Creative Pet Project,…

Using Light in Nature Photography

Practice makes perfect. I’ve experimented with different types of lighting to increase the dramatic effect of some of my nature photography. Here, I’ll share with you a collection of the different lighting styles I’ve practiced with in my lifetime and how you can implement these same styles for your images. The first step to becoming…

A Run-In with Nature Art

While searching the web for “humus” related information (decaying organic matter, NOT the stuff you put on your pita bread. That’s “hummus.”) I kept running into odd looking images that piqued my curiosity. I found “nature art.” Artists around the world use their artistic genius to create compelling pieces to intrigue and entertain – and…