Forces are acting all around you! Objects including you are being pushed and pulled in different directions. Sometimes these forces cause motion. However,
objects that are not moving also have forces acting upon them too to keep them in place.

You can learn about all kinds of forces in…


Each rock has a unique story about how it formed, and how the forces of erosion shape what it looks like today. While we don’t have any place we can see igneous rock, or molten magma, in North Carolina today, we do have places where long ago big pockets…


By Emily McIntosh

September usually marks a return to school and the ushering in of pumpkin spice lattes, the official start of autumn is September 22nd. …


By Susan Allison-Dean, RN, MS, AHN-BC, CCAP is a Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse, CEO & Founder of The Nature Nurse™, PLLC. Follow @TheNatureNurse on Social Media

Image courtesy of Susan Allison-Dean

Have you ever noticed that some of your best ideas come while you are in the shower, that you sleep like a baby…


By Diana Nava

Sandhill

Hometown Strong focuses on lifting the voices of small town NC, and connecting the resources that help us all make North Carolina a great place to live. Walking became much more common over the last year, and once the days becoming cooler, you have the opportunity to explore and learn…


By Susan Allison-Dean, RN, MS, AHN-BC, CCAP is a Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse, CEO & Founder of The Nature Nurse™, PLLC. Follow @TheNatureNurse on Social Media

Image courtesy of Susan Allison-Dean

Did you know that North Carolina’s State Parks are full of healthy greens that can enhance our health and well-being? I’m not talking…


By Emily McIntosh

A landscape view of the New River, with blue skies, clouds, green trees, and blue waters

Ah, summer — here in North Carolina, it’s a season filled with all kinds of chances to get outside. Since my last few adventures focused primarily on hiking, I decided it was time to try out a new activity. …


By Karl Galloway

Warrenton, NC is the seat of Warren County and at the 2010 census had a population of 862. …


By Karl Galloway

Diquan at Grand Tetons National Park

Diquan Edmonds is an outdoor professional, who currently works as the Education and Outreach Manager for the Triangle Land Conservancy. He’s from south Jersey (and still misses the pizza), but after nearly a decade in the Triangle, North Carolina is home. A career outside probably seemed like…

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