Daily Download Releases from the Archives

 

Every weekday we will be updating this page with one previously unreleased Orion article hand-selected from the archives. Read them, print them out, incorporate them into homeschool lesson plans—use them however you wish. In this uncertain time, Orion wants to supply you with as many educational resources as possible.

 

 

Tuesday, May 26: “Forever Gone”
by J. Drew Lanham (Spring 2018)
How bird lives and black lives intertwine under the long shadow of history.
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Friday, May 22: “How to Queer Ecology: One Goose at a Time”
by Alex Carr Johnson (March/April 2011)
A lesson plan.
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Thursday, May 21: “Galileo Fallacy”
by Jay Griffiths (July/August 2012)
Climate contrarians and the crisis of credibility.
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Wednesday, May 20: “Hidden Spring”
by Emily Raboteau (May/June 2017)
A grassroots alliance between Israelis and Palestinians provides water, energy, and hope in the West Bank.
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Tuesday, May 19: “Good Stewards”
by Wendell Berry and Francesco Mastalia (Summer 2014)
The farmer lives and works in the meeting place of nature and the human economy.
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Monday, May 18: “Six Stones to Get Lost With”
by Hugh Raffles (March/April 2013)
An Enumeration on the anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
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Friday, May 15: “Six Ways to Calculate a Universe in Flux”
by Jamie Zvirzdin (Autumn 2019)
An Enumeration on a son calculating uncertainty.
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Thursday, May 14: “How We Wrestle is Who We Are”
by Brian Doyle (January/February 2005)
A coda from the late Brian Doyle.
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Wednesday, May 13: “The Perfect Predator”
by Sonia Shah (November/December 2006)
Malaria makes a comeback.
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Tuesday, May 12: “A Conjoined Fate”
by Hugh Raffles (January/February 2010)
A painter challenges the divisions between art and science, safety and risk, humans and insects.
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Monday, May 11: “Nine Rules for the Black Birdwatcher”
by J. Drew Lanham (November/December 2013)
#1. Be prepared to be confused with the other black birder.
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Friday, May 8: “Social Medicine”
by Erin Middlewood (September/October 2005)
The isolation of modern life may be bad for your health.
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Thursday, May 7: “Seeking Resemblance”
by Jill Sisson Quinn (May/June 2017)
An adoptive family finds kinship in the natural world. 
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Wednesday, May 6: “Stillness”
by Scott Russell Sanders (Spring 2001)
On the inability to rest alone in a room. 
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Tuesday, May 5: “Hugging Shadows”
by Rebecca Solnit (January/February 2005)
And basking in the dark. 
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Monday, May 4: “Losers Keepers”
by Robert Michael Pyle (November/December 2005)
Things that go missing, or what we gain from the ever-present ebb and flow of stuff.
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Friday, May 1: “The Squeeze”
by Barbara Hurd (July/August 2003)
When a rock and a hard place are more than metaphor. 
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Thursday, April 30: “10 Remedies for Cabin Fever”
by Ana Maria Spagna (March/April 2014)
These tips might be helpful. During a pandemic. 
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Wednesday, April 29: “7 Gentle Ways to Use a Broom in Spring”
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt (March/April 2015)
Spring cleaning? Start here.
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Tuesday, April 28: “World at Dawn”
by Diane Ackerman (July/August 2009)
The pleasure of life rekindled.
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Monday, April 27: “Language Garden”
by Susan Antonetta (March/April 2005)
Does an orangutan find freedom in the gift of words? Do we?
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Friday, April 24: “High Maintenance”
by John Price (September/October 2006)
In which the hero faces destitution or a life of petty crime. 
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Thursday, April 23: “Rituals of Spring”
by Cheryl Daigle (May/June 2005)
The Sacred and the Mundane
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Wednesday, April 22: “Chorus at the Dawn of Earth Day”
by Gary Paul Nabhan (Spring 2020)
An account from the first celebration of our planet.
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Tuesday, April 21: “Lilacs”
by Mike Madison (March/April 2006)
Spring bloom and childhood.
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Monday, April 20: “The Gulf Between Us”
by Terry Tempest Williams (November/December 2010)
Stories of terror and beauty from the world’s largest accidental offshore oil disaster.
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Friday, April 17: “Maps”
by Elizabeth Bishop (Spring 1994)
To celebrate National Poetry Month.
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Thursday, April 16: “Midas’s Turtle”
by Tiffany Trent (May/June 2005)
To market, to market, to buy the last thing.
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Wednesday, April 15: “Germs of Life”
by Lynn Margulis and Emily Case (November/December 2006)
Our ancestors were bacterial communities.
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Tuesday, April 14: “Touching the Earth”
by bell hooks (Autumn 1996)
Nature and justice.
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Monday, April 13: “Gaze Upon This World”
by Amy Weldon (Spring 2018)
Nature, sight, and time.
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Friday, April 10: “The Ecology of Prayer
by Fred Bahnson (35th Anniversary, 2017)
Faith and resistance in the age of climate change.
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Thursday, April 9: “The Prion Revolution”
by D.T. Max (Sept/Oct 2006)
A theory of lifelike proteins explains diseases beyond biology.
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Wednesday, April 8: “Where Paradise Lay
by Joe Wilkins (Sept/Oct 2014)
A trip to the market becomes a rich lesson in the simple pleasures.
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Tuesday, April 7: “Justice by Moonlight”
by Rebecca Solnit (Jan/Feb 2004)
Canister guns are probably not in the arsenal of democracy, but poetry should be.
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Monday, April 6: “Wild Darkness”
by Eva Saulitis (Mar/Apr 2014)
In nature, death is not defeat.
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Friday, April 3: “Concrete Footing”
by Kathleen Dean Moore (Jul/Aug 2012)
On the solidity of the insubstantial.
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Thursday, April 2: “The Garden Remains”
by Baron Wormser (Mar/Apr 2013)
Celebrating the endurance of the green world.
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  Wednesday, April 1: “Cyclopedia of an Expedition Around Svalbard”
by Rebecca Solnit (Jan/Feb 2013)
Representation meets reality on a journey through the Arctic.
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  Tuesday, March 31: “Rule of the Phoenix”
by Craig Childs (May/June 2012)
On the ephemeral nature of civilizations.
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  Monday, March 30: “Keep all the Parts”
by Leslie Bienen (November/December 2004)
In fighting infectious diseases, conservation is the best medicine.
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  Friday, March 27: “Views of the Apocalypse”
by Lisa Wells (Winter 2020)
Freud, climate change, and language on the precipice.
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  Thursday, March 26: “Flight of the Red Knot
by Deborah Cramer (Spring 2020)
A bird that transcends cultures and also brings them together.
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