It Does Take a Village

As the Eppley Institute is a part of the School of Public Health-Bloomington, there is an ever-increasing focus on the interrelatedness of health and parks and recreation. Recently, the Eppley Institute, in conjunction with

Wilderness 50!

2014 is the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act. I knew it was important to me personally having spent many (too many?) long weekends in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Kelli Martket

Happy Anniversary, Wilderness Act!

Do you enjoy activities such as backpacking, hiking, or camping in the wilderness? If you do, you may have the Wilderness Act to thank! President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law
Kelli Martket

Cape Henry Lighthouse, Then and Now

Recently, I traveled to the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia. More appropriately, I should say Cape Henry Lighthouses, because there were two! The first was an all brick, 94 foot tall, octagonal-shaped structure. It

Indiana’s Health Matters

Indiana’s health matters a lot for our citizens and our economic future as a state. Healthy places to live and a healthy population drive positive economic development and in-migration of creative, innovative, young people

A Park for All Seasons

The shore of Lake Superior is where I spent most of my childhood. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a pristine and wild place. From a young age, I joined my father on his

Pondering and Implementing Park Science

Science is such a broad topic. The word conjures a variety of seemingly unrelated settings: a laboratory with beakers and pipettes; a boat with radar and sonar equipment; a geometric hole in the ground

A New (to me!) Insect Discovery

While watering my outdoor plants last week, I spotted the most unusual little creature flying around the flowers. At first I thought it was a large bug, but then I thought it might be