Join Nature Up North for our 6th Annual Cardboard Sled Race, postponed to February 24th! Important information and updates can be found on our events page.

The whole team at Nature Up North is getting excited for the 6th Annual Cardboard Sled Races and we hope you are, too!

Save the date - February 24th, 10am - 1pm, and start thinking about your sled design. Check out our events page for more sled-building events soon. Bring whatever materials you have, and we'll provide the rest!

Check out the details on our event page here.

A diagram of a landfill designed for the collection of methane gas. Just Our Nature

Even if its precise definition isn’t at the tip of your tongue, most everyone gets the drift of what’s meant by the term ‘biogas.’ There is biology involved, and the result is gas. One example might be the funk in the air on the bus carrying the sauerkraut-eating team home after a weekend competition. Another type of biogas is cow belches, and the rotten-egg stink-bubbles that swarm to the surface when your boot disappears into swamp mud.

Nature Up North Project Manager Dan French stands under the Yellowstone National Park Roosevelt Arch. Just Our Nature

As the new Project Manager for Nature Up North, I’m excited by the many possibilities in front of me. In my first few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to visit students in Norwood as they learn about the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees.

Snow covers the boardwalk on the Kip Trail. Just Our Nature

In her poem “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves,” Emily Dickinson lauds the sublime beauty of snow – gossamer flakes that garnish a forest, wispy grains that infiltrate nooks and crannies, and wind-sculpted rings of snow around fence posts. Given that the poet lived in a time before cars and stayed in her bedroom for 20 years, she never had to shovel snow, trudge through it, or drive in it.

A Nature Up North Intern enjoys the view looking out from the peak of Azure Mountain. On the Trail

In the Northern edge of the Adirondack park, where the towering heights of the High Peaks give way to smaller mountains and rolling hills, sits one such feature. 2,518 feet tall and one mile to the top, it presents an easy hike that anyone can do. And indeed, Azure Mountain is many people's first hike given its proximity to universities in Canton and Potsdam.

A groundhog sits on a rock with grass in the background. Just Our Nature


Events Up North

March 01, 2024

Advocating for the Rights of Rivers in the St. Lawrence River Watershed with Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo, Talking Rivers

April 21, 2024

Welcome back for another awesome trail race!