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Missouri Department of Conservation launches podcast for local explorers

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The Missouri Department of Conservation [MDC] recently announced the launch of its new podcast, Nature Boostwith a focus on getting individuals excited about going outdoors and exploring nature while remaining safe and socially distant.

According to an official press release by the MDC, the goal is to help ease stress levels of Missouri residents by encouraging people to spend time outdoors in backyards, parks or other outdoor areas that are currently open to visitors.

“We’re very excited to share this Nature Boost experience with both our seasoned outdoor enthusiasts and those brand new to discovering nature,” said MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley. “It’s a chance to learn about the incredible natural resources we have right here in Missouri, including how those nature experiences are changing lives every day.”

The podcast explores topics such as nature and health, outdoor recreation, and native Missouri wildlife. Each episode features an MDC expert or partner, and highlights ways that everyone can benefit from nature – whether they’re a seasoned outdoors person or someone who may be unfamiliar with nature. MDC staffer Jill Pritchard serves as the podcast host.

“What I love most about Nature Boost is that we’re going on this adventure together,” said Pritchard. “I’m learning right there along with listeners and I’m so looking forward to seeing what else we discover together!”

For more information, visit mdc.mo.gov/natureboost.

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