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Nature Knowledge Hatches at Northwest

“Peep peep peep” could be heard throughout the second grade hallway for about a week in June after baby chicks arrived in several classrooms at Northwest Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District. It was part of an annual hands-on science lesson about animal life cycles.
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What is forest bathing?

The mood-boosting feeling of rejuvenation many people experience while spending time in nature is not in their heads. In fact, researchers in parts of Asia have long since studied and documented the benefits of spending time in nature. Developed in Japan in the 1980s, the practice of Shinrin-yoku, often referred to as “forest bathing,” has […]