Derrick Alger

The Outdoors

Tag: Outdoors

Sharing Space, Realistically

The world is filled with millions of different creatures, many of them carnivorous. Humans, of course, occupy a large amount of space on Earth. However, we are not the only carnivores in existence. Conservation of wildlife is a chief concern in the world and, in order to conserve the lives of other carnivorous species, humans […]

Technology and Nature

For every national park, there is a team of rangers constantly working to protect animals, nature, and human visitors. For every natural phenomenon and species of vegetation, there is a nature researcher looking to learn more. The thing these two groups have in common is, of course, nature. However, they also share the fact that […]

How to Become a Hiker

Beneficial Bees

The outdoors is a beautiful place. Aside from being a place in which people can go to exercise, clear their minds, and truly get a chance to breathe, it is also a haven to animals and insects that help keep humanity alive. Unfortunately, not all species can withstand human intervention. For example, the worldwide population […]

Warm Weather Festivals in Iowa

The weather is quickly warming up, and that means this is the perfect time to leave the house! Iowa is a beautiful place to be during the Spring and Summer simply for its abundant nature. People can go running outside, hiking, dog-walking, walking, and play outside sports as much as they want. However, there are […]

Bring Your Valentine Outside

Valentine’s Day is upon us. For many, this means taking a traditional approach to celebrating with the love of your life. You could take your significant other out for cocktails, give him or her candy hearts and teddy bears, and spend the day watching romantic comedies. There is nothing wrong with that; in fact, that […]

Top 5 Things To Do Outdoors During Iowa’s Winter

As the iconic Game of Thrones characters constantly repeat, winter is coming. For those characters, the winter season means terrifying monsters and dreadful cold, but for us in Iowa winter brings a whole slew of fun activities. With the arrival of snow comes anticipated days of hot chocolate, sledding, hiking, and wonderful views. In celebration, […]

9 Reasons to Respect Forests

As we know, I am a huge proponent of nature. I love spending time outdoors because it is rejuvenating. Getting in touch with nature gives me a calm that I would not have otherwise. It is because of this that I have learned to have the utmost respect for everything in the outdoors. Whether I […]

The Great and Educational Outdoors

Few can deny the power of fresh air and nature. An escape for many and a place of peace, but how many have ever thought it could make for a classroom? Kindergartners at Antioch School are receiving the most natural education possible, and both the parents and students are on board. Trading paper and pencil […]

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