How to Dispose of Dirty Water in the Backcountry

How to Dispose of Dirty Water in the Backcountry

After you’ve washed your dishes, scrubbed your face and hands, and maybe even done some laundry, there’s just one more task ahead of you: What do you do with the leftover soapy water? USE BIODEGRADABLE SOAP Use biodegradable soap for your cleaning in the outdoors. A...
How to Make a Model of the Solar System

How to Make a Model of the Solar System

Make a detailed model of Earth and all its neighboring planets with this quick STEM-focused project. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Paint (red, orange, yellow, green, bluegreen, dark blue, cobalt blue, light blue, white and black) 8 small Styrofoam balls (these will be the...
No Cotton? Here’s the Best Clothing to Wear When Camping

No Cotton? Here’s the Best Clothing to Wear When Camping

Q: My friends say I can’t wear my normal cotton T-shirts when we go camping. What should I wear instead?— Carly, Fresno, California A: Cotton T-shirts can be the most comfortable thing to wear while hanging around your campsite. The problem? When you start to sweat,...
How to Get Started With Scuba Diving

How to Get Started With Scuba Diving

You can get your scuba certification from any agency recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, or any member of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council. Talk to your Scoutmaster or a trusted adult about finding a local dive shop. Check out the websites for these...
Meet the 7 Species of Sea Turtles

Meet the 7 Species of Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are some of the most ancient and fascinating creatures around, their oldest ancestor having shared Earth with dinosaurs 120 million years ago. Today, seven species of sea turtles roam the world’s oceans. Five of those species nest in the U.S. LOGGERHEADS...