Outdoors

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Malaika Ecotourism

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Malaika Ecotourism, our Travel Buddy of the Week!Malaika Ecotourism- Travel Buddy of the Week more»

Leaving For An Extended Volunteer Trip: Beyond The Logistics

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December 31, 1969

Editor’s note: Brittany is embarking on a yearlong Fulbright program in Malaysia starting this January. Below are tips that have helped her prepare for this trip, as well as prvious ones! more»

Happy New Year Northcentral PA!

1 year 16 weeks ago

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count is incremented. more»

Mentored Youth Trout Waters Announced

1 year 16 weeks ago

Young anglers and their adult mentors can get an early start to trout season by fishing one of 12 waters on March 23, the weekend before the regional opening day. more»

Stages Of Culture Shock And The Mystery Of Acculturation

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December 31, 1969

Whether you are volunteering, traveling, or studying abroad for any length of time, you will most likely encounter culture shock at some point.  Here is a look at what you will be feeling during each of the stages. more»

Your Volunteer Vacation Timeline

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December 31, 1969

When choosing a volunteer vacation, you’ll find that most organizations ask you to submit your application several months in advance, and make your first deposit six weeks before your departure date.

Your volunteer vacation timeline - Volunteer Global

They’ll need time to arrange: more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: AEC-TEA Association

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to AEC-TEA Association, our Travel Buddy of the Week!AEC-TEA Association logo more»

Dar Al Ayatam Al Islamiya, The El-Hibri Foundation, and Youth Welfare in Lebanon

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December 31, 1969

Peace, education, justice, and the welfare of youth have long been recognized as the foundations of a thriving society. While conflict and poor economic conditions have left many in a sense of hopelessness in the Middle East, two great organizations have provided relief and promoted peaceful solutions in Lebanon and the U.S.: Dar Al Ayatam Al Islamiya and the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation. more»

Voluntourism And Other Travel Buzzwords: Defined!

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December 31, 1969

While choosing a volunteer abroad program, you’ll come across some terms that often are used interchangeably. This book will focus primarily on volunteer vacations and long-term service, but let’s take a look at the more common types of travel associated with these two, and note the differences. more»

Volunteer Abroad For Agriculture, Reforestation, And Gardening

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December 31, 1969

Today’s topic is volunteering for agriculture, reforestation, and gardening—this is a great outdoor workout that improves your health and the community you’re working in. Let’s get started! more»

Volunteer Abroad For Research Projects

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December 31, 1969

For today’s article, let’s go over volunteer abroad programs that focus on research. This is a great area to volunteer in, especially if you’re a student seeking college credit for your volunteer work. more»

An Early Holiday Gift to Anglers: PA's Best Fishing Waters

1 year 17 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has released a list of waters which comprises its newly established Pennsylvania’s Best Fishing Waters program. more»

Archaeology Chapter Ends Season at Local Dig

1 year 18 weeks ago

Northcentral Chapter 8 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, in cooperation with Lycoming College’s North American Archaeology Department and volunteers from various community service groups, have completed the second year of excavations at the Glunk Site in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County. more»

New Info on Fish and Boat Commission Website

1 year 18 weeks ago
Readers may be interested in a number of new documents and other information recently posted on the Fish and Boat Commission website.
 
BIG SPRING CREEK
 

Commission to Draw Down Lower Woods Pond

1 year 18 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it will begin to draw down Wayne County’s Lower Woods Pond after an evaluation of the lake’s earthen dam found that the structure does not meet current dam safety standards set by the Commonwealth. more»

All About Literacy Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.—Frederick Douglass more»

Volunteering In East Africa

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December 31, 1969

Currently, East Africa is one of the parts of our world that is most in need for willing, skilled, and hard-working volunteers. more»

Two Volunteering Opportunities In Morocco

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December 31, 1969

Located in the hub of three worlds, Morocco is part of Africa, the Middle East, and just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Europe. While this has promoted some degree of cultural diversification and an outlet for modernity, today Morocco is ranked 130th on the UN’s Human Development Index, making it one of the least developed countries of the world. more»

Seven Christmas Gifts For The Needy Volunteer Traveler

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December 31, 1969

Christmas for a volunteer can be tough—especially if you’re about to leave on a major trip abroad. It’s likely that you want to pack light, and you might have a hard time explaining to friends and family what exactly you can take along on your trip. As someone who’s volunteered abroad and is about to leave on a trip myself, here is my handy-dandy guide for the needy volunteer! more»

Volunteering In Animal Shelters At Home And Abroad

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December 31, 1969

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ---Mahatma Gandhi more»

Hurdling Through The Difficulties Of Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering abroad will likely be one of the best experiences of your life—you’ll meet new people, learn new skills, and be able to push the limits of your worldview. However, volunteering abroad isn’t all fun and games. A number of issues, some of which you can control and some of which you cannot, could pop up at any time. more»

Getting Serious About Volunteering Abroad: How To Educate Yourself About The Movement

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December 31, 1969

It’s easy to take the volunteer abroad industry at face value. After all, how complicated can it be? You find a cause, find a program, and book your flight, right? Depending on how familiar you are, it may be surprising that the volunteer abroad industry is extremely complex, ripe with discussion and debate as it struggles to provide for the needs of the communities and volunteers. more»

Volunteering In South America

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December 31, 1969

South America is a popular volunteer abroad destination for a variety of reasons. Recent political stability and a surge in development programs coupled with beautiful scenery, diverse cultures, and an increasing number of volunteer programs available make South America a perfect volunteer destination. more»

Long-Term Volunteer Abroad Options

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering long-term is amazing. Not only are you able to really address the need that you are championing, but you also give yourself some time to gain valuable skills that are both useful to the project and to your resume. more»

Bill to Protect Ohio River Basin from Asian Carp

1 year 20 weeks ago

U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) yesterday introduced a bipartisan bill to help prevent the invasion of Asian carp into the Ohio River basin. more»

We Are All Just People: An Organization Dedicated To Providing A Human Quality To Holiday Assistance

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December 31, 1969

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.—Albert Pike more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Platanitos Turtle Camp

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Platanitos Turtle Camp, our Travel Buddy of the Week! Playa Las Tortugas/Platanitos Sea Turtle Camp more»

How To Receive Academic Credit For Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Pairing volunteer work abroad with academic courses, such as choosing to do an Alternative Spring Break, taking a Gap Year, or going overseas to volunteer in the future, can be an effective resume builder as well as a means for gaining that extra bit of academic credit you have been putting off. more»

Volunteering Abroad in Malaysia

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December 31, 1969

This January, I am thrilled to be leaving the U.S. for eleven months to teach English in Malaysia as a recipient of a 2012—2013 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. I have to tell you guys: this grant is my greatest dream come true. more»

Lost In Translation: Words And Phrases In Other Languages

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December 31, 1969

As an English major, it is no secret that I absolutely love words. I love everything about them—from learning new ones to learning entirely new languages. On my travels, I wholly enjoyed exploring both the lands that I was visiting and their unique languages. more»

Volunteering With Alternative Break Programs: 7 Common Questions Answered

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December 31, 1969

The term alternative break is a well-known buzzword in the volunteering arena. But what is it exactly? Below are some of the most frequently asked questions answered! more»

New Multi-Year Fishing Licenses Available Dec. 1

1 year 21 weeks ago

With a new fishing season just around the corner, anglers can ready themselves for years to come by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: SAIDIA Tanzania

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to SAIDIA Tanzania, our Travel Buddy of the Week! Tanzania Flag - Volunteer Global more»

A Quick Guide To Microfinance

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December 31, 1969

Today's blog post is courtesy of Ben Smith. more»

Fiji: Cultural Immersion And Ecotourism

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December 31, 1969

Today's blog post is courtesy of Joe Cozza. more»

Travel Buddy Interview: Paramedics For Children

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December 31, 1969

For today’s Travel Buddy Interview, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rodger Harrison, President and Founder of Paramedics for Children. more»

Could Thanksgiving Become A Service Learning Holiday?

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December 31, 1969

Each Thanksgiving, I enjoy the same scene—family, football, and tons of food. It's amazing—something I look forward to each year (like my mom's deviled eggs), but I can't help but thinking there's something missing that would make Thanksgiving seriously the best holiday of the bunch. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: AMAIDI

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to AMAIDI, our Travel Buddy of the Week! AMAIDI Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Santa's Village in Williamsport to Feature Train Rides

1 year 22 weeks ago

Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana has announced Santa’s Village is being completed. The department of streets and parks will be putting up the City Christmas tree and it will be lit by the Mayor on Friday at 5:30 pm before the parade at 6 pm. more»

Volunteering Abroad Opportunities In Mexico

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December 31, 1969

Home to 113 million people and the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world, with a history dating back tens of thousands of years including some of the most advanced ancient civilizations, Mexico is perhaps one of the most diverse countries in the Americas.

Oaxaca, Mexico - Volunteer Global more»

Changing The World Of Charity: Starting With The Donor

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December 31, 1969

When I am not working with Volunteer Global, I am lucky enough to work with a women's educational organization that is full of bright, capable, and amazingly intelligent women. One of my favorite things about being here, besides our scrumptious all-staff luncheons, is the discussion and debate between every single member of staff about almost every topic under the sun. more»

Lehigh County's Leaser Lake Ready to be Refilled and Reopened to Public

1 year 23 weeks ago

A long-term construction project to rebuild the dam and spillway at Lehigh County’s Leaser Lake received the final stamp of approval this week from state regulators, just in time for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to refill the lake and reopen it to the public for the 2013 regional opening day of trout. more»

PA's Aquatic Resources and Public Safety in Crosshairs

1 year 23 weeks ago

\Nearly a million dollars of contributions made by Pennsylvania’s anglers and boaters specifically to conserve aquatic resources, offer public access to waterways, and provide boating safety education will be withheld from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) by the federal government in 2013 if Congress fails to pass a budget before the end of the year. more»

On Sanibel, you don’t go anywhere without a camera

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1 year 23 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Sanibel for its legendary shelling -- but we were more impressed by the wildlife.

When we stepped out of our restaurant on the first night and a red-shouldered hawk landed on a lamp-post eight feet away, I knew I’d love the place. more»

Volunteering Abroad In South Africa

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December 31, 1969

Imagine living in a place that has 11 official languages, and the people have origins from all parts of the world—including Africa, Europe, and Asia, and the landscape is just as diverse as the people that inhabit it. The economy has begun to prosper, and is one of the only upper-middle incomes in the geographic region and the largest economy on the continent. more»

New product, Lymenator, is an Essential Tool for any Outdoorsman

1 year 23 weeks ago

As the seasons shift and the weather grows colder, many outdoorsmen continue to venture into the wilderness for both work and pleasure. Yet when hiking over hills or hunting through the woods, they consistently risk contracting tick-related diseases. more»

Volunteering Abroad For Women's Empowerment

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December 31, 1969

In most developing countries, women’s issues are of the utmost concern. Through empowering women in their communities, families have increased opportunities to escape poverty and end the traditional, misogynistic societies in which women and girls are sometimes treated as less than human.  more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: VolNepal

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to VolNepal, our Travel Buddy of the Week! VolNepal Logo - Volunteer Global more»

2012 Victorian Christmas Tour

1 year 24 weeks ago

Come and experience Williamsport’s rich cultural and architectural heritage in the heart of the Millionaire’s Row Historic District!

Join us as we celebrate the annual Victorian Christmas, “It Starts with a Story” this year, slated for November 16, 17 and 18, 2012. more»

Geocaching: Good For The Area, The Environment, And Everybody

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December 31, 1969

After hiking for two hours through thick brush, swamp, and more mosquitoes than I had ever seen before, we came to a lone pine tree that overlooked a spectacular view of the Arkansas River. Even though we had only gone a mile away from the trail that was familiar to me, I could have been miles away from home. more»

The Psychology Of Volunteering: 10 Reasons We Continue To Volunteer

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December 31, 1969

While it’s no secret that volunteering near and far supports the global community—and makes us feel just downright good—psychologists continue to study other reasons why people volunteer and how organizations are able to stay afloat, particularly those that rotate volunteers on a weekly or yearly basis. more»

Volunteering For Environmental Conservation Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Environmental conservation has become one of the fastest growing and most popular volunteer abroad projects available today. Organizations are popping up all over the world, searching for volunteers that share their passion for protecting the environment and the species that inhabit our world. more»

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