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BAO helps launch WINN for Kids – Wisconsin Illinois Nature Network for Kids

New Nature-Based Collaborative Network Forming in Stateline Area: WINN for Kids – Wisconsin Illinois Nature Network for Kids Healthier, happier children and families was the focus of a recent meeting of a group of environmental educators, health officials, park administrators, teachers, and conservationists at Welty Environmental Center. The intention of the meeting was to introduce […]

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Rock River Trail – June 3

Therese Oldenburg of Be Active Outdoors is organizing the grand opening celebration for the Rock River Trail to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10-11am at the Rotary River Center, 1160 S Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI with events held in both Beloit, WI and South Beloit, IL. Events will be held in the Beloit/South […]

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BAO involved with forming Nature-Based Collaborative Network – Wisconsin Illinois Nature Network for Kids (WINN)

New Nature-Based Collaborative Network Forming in Stateline Area—Wisconsin Illinois Nature Network for Kids (WINN) BELOIT, WI,  – February 15, 2017 — Healthier, happier children and families was the focus of a recent meeting of a group of environmental educators, health officials, park administrators, teachers, and conservationists at Welty Environmental Center. The intention of the meeting […]

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Planting seeds of renewal at Nature At The Confluence

Groundbreaking ceremony for Nature At The Confluence project set for November 3 October 28, 2016 – South Beloit, Illinois – The public is invited to the official groundbreaking ceremony for Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus on Thursday, November 3, 8:00 a.m., 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL. This ceremony has a […]

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Exploring Devil’s Staircase | Ice Age National Scenic Trail | Janesville, WI

By Therese Oldenburg | Wisconsin Master Naturalist | July 9, 2016 The Rock River Trail recently added Hiking Trails as one of the experiences you can enjoy along the trail. I manage the website for the Rock River Trail Initiative and helped put together the hiking map. While adding items to the map I was intrigued […]

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5 Reasons You Should Get Your Dose of Vitamin N (Nature)

5 Reasons You Should to Get Your Dose of Vitamin N (Nature) By Be Active Outdoors and Nature At The Confluence. We know nature makes us feel good. That’s why when the sun comes out everybody jumps for joy and heads to the lakes, rivers and woods. But did you know that nature can heal your over-stressed brain? Yes […]

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Transcendence Mural will inspire those who use the Fox River Trail

Be Active Outdoors is a non-profit with the mission to be a catalyst to encourage individuals to seek outdoor activities. We are pleased to support the transformation of the back of Hesed House Comprehensive Resource Center building in Aurora, Illinios into a beautiful, inspirational mural that captures the spirit of not only the mission of […]

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Let The Trees Heal | Shinrin Yoku (Forest Therapy)

Go to a Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses. This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, the medicine of simply being in the forest. Article From www.shinrin-yoku.org Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a […]

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Stateline Spinners biking group is growing

The Stateline Spinners is a voluntary association of bicyclists in the Beloit, Wisconsin area that enjoy riding together for fun! Their motto is “No rider left behind.” They meet every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning in downtown Beloit to ride together. They’ve recently complete a map of  great bicycle routes in the Greater Beloit Area. For […]

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Rock Trail Coalition is forging new paths in Beloit area

Be Active Outdoors recently assisted Rock Trail Coalition with completion of a new website. Learn more about the Rock Trail Coalition and their work in Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin and surrounding area: Website  Formed in 1992, the Rock Trail Coalition is a group of volunteers dedicated to the development, maintenance and enjoyment of hiking, biking and recreational […]

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