Outdoor Education

Snowshoeing for fun and exercise in the woods and fields close to home doesn’t require a lot of preparation or skills beyond the ability to put one foot in front of the other. But when your adventures take you farther afield into the more challenging terrain of the mountains, a few simple tips and techniques…

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Planning a trip outdoors with your kids involves more than just packing the 10 essentials. In this video, you’ll learn ways to inspire your kids by tapping into their sense of fun and exploration on a hiking adventure. For more resources about getting kids outdoors, visit AMC’s page of outdoor tips for families.

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Deer ticks are pernicious, nasty little critters. Common throughout the Northeast, these parasitic bloodsuckers are the primary vector for Lyme disease, an unpleasant and potentially serious illness that is well worth avoiding. Your goal is to prevent deer ticks from enjoying their sanguineous feast and possibly transmitting the disease-causing bacterium. Here are the best, most…

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The hut season has begun, and AMC’s hut staff (known as the “croo”) is ready to welcome you to the White Mountains for another summer of delicious meals, silly skits, and informative natural history talks. Meet a few of the 2012 hut croo in the following video (edited by Anders Nordblom, former croo member at…

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Identifying bird songs can be both beguiling and bewildering. Hundreds of species breed in the Northeast, so how can a listener possibly differentiate between their many songs? It takes practice and a good ear, but almost anyone can learn to distinguish the vocalizations of our common songsters. And with this ability comes an enhanced enjoyment…

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  Join AMC staff ecologist Doug Weihrauch on a tour of the flowers, fungi, and trees on Three Mile Island, site of AMC’s volunteer-managed camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. Learn more about Three Mile Island Camp View other videos in this series: Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

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There’s something satisfying about the J stroke. The subtle nature of it, how just a small turn of your wrist can provide gentle course correction and keep the boat pointed in the right direction. It’s efficient too, and that can help ensure long, enjoyable days on the water. The J, and four other strokes outlined…

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I had the biggest wildlife encounter of my life last winter on the cross-country ski trails of Anchorage, Alaska. I skied by a moose calmly browsing in the willows near the trail. As I passed behind, it suddenly whirled without warning. Within a ski stride, the moose advanced almost close enough to stomp me with…

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