Category Archives: Youth Exploration Society

Earth’s Wildlife Vanishing

The earth’s wildlife is vanishing. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report, there has been a 58 percent decline in vertebrate populations between 1970 and 2012. At this rate, it could be 66 percent by 2020. Vertebrates include mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. So, what’s killing off the world’s animals at such […]

I Am the Hummingbird

Wangari Maathai was a great champion of human rights and environmental conservation. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which helped replant tens of millions of trees in Kenya, and started the Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She passed away in […]

A Voice for Mother Nature

Browse the weekly news and you are certain to come across articles on topics such as climate change, air pollution, oil spills, melting ice caps, sea level rise, acidification of oceans, and deforestation. Scientists almost unanimously agree, the earth’s climate is changing and our actions are contributing to this change. In their latest ad campaign, the non-profit organization […]

Incredible Images of Calving Glaciers

National Geographic Photographer, James Balog, loves ice. In fact, the landscape in these frigid regions of the world so inspired him that he started The Extreme Ice Survey, a photography project that captures the dramatic movement of some of the earth’s largest glaciers. Over the past several years, Balog has set up 28 cameras overlooking 13 glaciers around the world. Each […]

Tips on Traveling with Children

Traveling with young children can be one of the great joys in a parent’s life. If children become accustomed to travel at an early age, it is likely that a desire and willingness to step out of their comfort zone and place themselves in another world will develop and remain with them throughout their life. […]

Trying to Learn Setswana in Botswana

Botswana has two official languages, English and Setswana. Setswana is also one of the many official languages of South Africa, and is spoken in parts of Zimbabwe and Namibia. In total, approximately 4.5 million people in Southern Africa speak the language. When we were traveling in Botswana we did our best to learn as many […]