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Ida Castillo replied to Suz Lipman's discussion Can a playground be too safe? in the group children's built environments
"I know this is an old conversation but I'm taking the chance that someone is still following. I'm wondering about folks who are planning natural play spaces and how many of them are adding "fall zones" beneath climbing…"
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Autumn Winds

Poets at Gatewood School open their hearts to the changing season.Photos contributed by Gatewood 5th graders. To read student work go to: www.oldnaturalist.com/autumn-winds/See More
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Bon Voyage to the Birds

 "The red-winged blackbird is the true harbinger of spring." This is a sentence I repeat at least two or three times a year. I first hear it at the Connecticut Audobon's Eagle Festival. My children and I went to the festival hoping to learn more about eagles and meet the bird experts. The festival is held in February, when everyone is looking toward spring and the return of migrating birds. One bird…See More
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Buffalo (or American Bison) used to roam all over the Great Plains in huge herds.  Some accounts say that herds could be over a million animals and stretched out on the plains for twenty miles.  I have a hard time seeing that in my mind.As everybody knows they almost became extinct about a 100 years ago when hunters killed them…See More
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Autumn Winds





Poets at Gatewood School open their hearts to the changing season.

Photos contributed by Gatewood 5th graders.



 



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Posted by Lawrence Wade on November 17, 2014 at 8:23am

The Power of Play

I came across this brief article outlining the current research evidence that overwhelming supports beginning formal instruction at around the age of seven years old. Read it and see my comments below:…

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Posted by Julia Cadieux on November 14, 2014 at 1:46pm

Let Them Eat Dirt

I am raising a little naturalist. My youngest daughter has always had a thing for the outdoors. From the very first time we took her camping at about 9 months old, and she ate so much dirt it was coming out of her diapers, to when she was a toddler and picking up every rock, leaf, acorn, stick, and flower in sight, to today when she can name off animal facts like an encyclopedia. This kid just absorbs nature. And she is so smart and happy because of it (no bias there).

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Posted by Julia Cadieux on November 14, 2014 at 1:06pm

Bon Voyage to the Birds

 

"The red-winged blackbird is the true harbinger of spring." This is a sentence I repeat at least two or three times a year. I first hear it at the Connecticut Audobon's Eagle Festival. My children and I went to the festival hoping to learn more about eagles and meet the bird experts. The festival is held in February, when everyone is looking toward spring and the return…

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Posted by Ann Courcy on November 14, 2014 at 5:07am

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Started by Alicia Jimenez in What are you doing to re-connect children with nature?. Last reply by Gerhardus John van der Merwe Oct 27.

Outdoors and Winter 1 Reply

Started by Elizabeth Vicini in What are you doing to re-connect children with nature?. Last reply by Kris Antonius Oct 15.

 
 
 

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