Newswise: Lockdown wellbeing: children who spent more time in nature fared best

Newswise: Lockdown wellbeing: children who spent more time in nature fared best. “A study has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have lower levels of behavioural and emotional problems, compared to those whose connection to nature stayed the same or decreased – regardless of their socio-economic status. The study, by researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sussex, also found that children from affluent families tended to have increased their connection to nature during the pandemic more than their less affluent peers.”

ScienceNordic: What our online lives can tell us about how much we value nature

ScienceNordic: What our online lives can tell us about how much we value nature. “For the past eight years, several research groups, including ours, have spent a lot of time understanding whether we can eavesdrop on social media posts to figure out where and when people interact with nature. It turns out that we can. We tend to take photos and describe the part of our nature experiences that mattered. So suddenly our online lives is opening the possibility to figure out, at a global scale, where people go to experience nature and what it is they are actually enjoying when doing so.”

USGS: New Research Shows Recreational Fishing Popular During Pandemic Due to ‘Social Fishtancing’

USGS: New Research Shows Recreational Fishing Popular During Pandemic Due to ‘Social Fishtancing’. “National CASC Research Fish Biologist Abigail Lynch and co-authors analyzed a survey on recreational anglers and found that recreational angling remained a popular activity for many U.S. anglers during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the perceived safety of social fishtancing.”

Mashable: 11 best apps for hiking

Mashable: 11 best apps for hiking. “Whether gathering supplies for a day hike or setting up camp for a while, these days savvy hikers are sure to pack their digital backpacks with apps to bring out the best in their treks. Don’t forget your gorp, and steer clear of fat bears. Happy trails!”

Business Insider: Nearly half of adults now want to live somewhere with easy access to camping or fishing, marking a fundamental change that’s rippling through everything from housing prices to fashionNearly half of adults now want to live somewhere with easy access to camping or fishing, marking a fundamental change that’s rippling through everything from housing prices to fashion

Business Insider: Nearly half of adults now want to live somewhere with easy access to camping or fishing, marking a fundamental change that’s rippling through everything from housing prices to fashion. “It seems that the outdoors boom isn’t dying down anytime soon. For nearly half of US adults, easy access to the outdoors for activities like hiking, fishing, or camping is ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ important, according to a new survey conducted by The Washington Post and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. The poll was conducted among 1,000 adults between July 6 and July 21.”

Out & About Live: Get free access to the Camping digital archive

Out & About Live: Get free access to the Camping digital archive. “You can search and read any feature from the magazine during this time – travel, sites, tent tests, buying guides, gear reviews and more. In fact, you can search for any word or phrase and you will discover all the articles that have appeared in Camping magazine over this time, helping you to find everything you need instantly! And for a limited time, you can try this amazing new feature for free and see for yourself how good it is.” This looks like an Exact Editions project with a free trial.

Rolling Stone: Covid Outbreaks Tied to Music Festivals Raise Outdoor Transmission Concerns

Rolling Stone: Covid Outbreaks Tied to Music Festivals Raise Outdoor Transmission Concerns. “Officials in Michigan say at least 96 cases can be traced to the Faster Horses Festival, which took place in Brooklyn, Michigan, from July 16th to 18th, while authorities in Oregon are looking at 62 cases tied to July 10th’s Pendleton Whisky Music Fest in Pendleton, Oregon. In Michigan, one person considered a ‘secondary case’ — infected by someone who contracted Covid at Faster Horses — is hospitalized. Neither event required attendees to be vaccinated.”

National Parks Traveler: Mapping Out Your Lewis And Clark National Historic Trail Trek

National Parks Traveler: Mapping Out Your Lewis And Clark National Historic Trail Trek. “[The site] is designed to help you learn more about the host communities, local businesses, and attractions located along the 4,900-mile trail. Through the portal’s interactive map guide, travelers can plan themed trips and locate recommendations for lodging, historic places, sustainable communities, natural areas, and tribal lands.”

PR Newswire: SC Johnson and AccuWeather Announce Launch of First-of-its-Kind Pest Index to Help Families Plan for a Summer Full of Memories…Not Pests (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: SC Johnson and AccuWeather Announce Launch of First-of-its-Kind Pest Index to Help Families Plan for a Summer Full of Memories…Not Pests (PRESS RELEASE). “The Pest Index provides users with real-time information on the potential incidence of common bugs in their local towns and cities. It factors in location, weather and insect behavior to predict what level of pest activity – low, moderate or high – people can expect from both indoor and outdoor pests.”

Maine Department of Education: Maine Organizations Launch New ‘Teach ME Outside’ Website for Educators

Maine Department of Education: Maine Organizations Launch New ‘Teach ME Outside’ Website for Educators. “A collaborative effort between three Maine organizations called ‘Teach ME Outside’ has recently launched a new website to provide support for Maine educators and community members interested in environmental and outdoor learning for all Maine youth. The site contains educational resources, upcoming training opportunities, and data from across the state. Also featured on the website is the brand new Maine Environmental Education and Outdoor Learning Resource Directory, a dynamic and searchable map and tool that parents, educators, and community members can use to discover and connect with environmental and outdoor learning partners in their area.”

New York Times: Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue

New York Times: Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue. “Kenna Tanner and her team can list the cases from memory: There was the woman who got tired and did not feel like finishing her hike; the campers, in shorts during a blizzard; the base jumper, misjudging his leap from a treacherous granite cliff face; the ill-equipped snowmobiler, buried up to his neck in an avalanche. All of them were pulled by Ms. Tanner and the Tip Top Search and Rescue crew from the rugged Wind River mountain range in the last year, in this sprawling, remote pocket of western Wyoming. And all of them, their rescuers said, were wildly unprepared for the brutal backcountry in which they were traveling.”

National Park Service: Find your next adventure with the new National Park Service app

National Park Service: Find your next adventure with the new National Park Service app. “Created by park rangers with visitors in mind, the NPS App gives the public up-to-date information about all 423 national parks in one easy-to-use app. Visitors can download the NPS App in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store to plan a trip, find interactive maps, download maps and tours ahead of time and find things to do and places to visit during National Park Week and beyond.”

HYPEBEAST: Jack Wolfskin Opens Archive to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

HYPEBEAST: Jack Wolfskin Opens Archive to Celebrate 40th Anniversary. “Marking 40 years since founder Ulrich Dausien established the Jack Wolfskin brand, the outdoors-focused label is giving a look inside its extensive archive. The online exhibition will tell stories from the German brand’s four decades, particularly shining a light on the innovations and products that have defined it since it first emerged in 1981. The archive prominently displays the brand’s signature paw print logo, which launched back in 1983.”