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Bringing the Classroom Outdoors

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Staff Report SUMMER PROGRAMS: This summer, ONSC will be offering a whole new lineup of classes in the arts, bugs, river adventures, nature writing, young naturalists, and separate science camps for boys and girls. The classes offered include Natural Camp I and II, Ozark River Odyssey, Young Writers Camp, Environmental Education and the Arts Camp,…

Western Drought and Sustainable Food Systems

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By Gary Huxel The drought in California is stretching into Texas leaving much of the country’s prime agricultural areas in dire need of water and declining production of vegetables and fruit. This drought and the drought over the past decade have shown us that our food production system cannot be sustainable as our climate changes….

Public Transportation on the Upswing

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Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the U.S. in 57 years. According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013—the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars. And this increase “isn’t just a…

Art Experience Offers Free Art Therapy

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Staff Report As a part of the Art Experience’s art therapy programs for teenager girls, Pathfinders, each girl and her partner will create masks for use later in the self-reflection exercise. The Art Experience in Fayetteville is designed to offer youth a place for healing and growth through the expressive arts and play. Staffed by…