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SDRPF posted an event

San Diego River Days at San Diego

May 12, 2018 at 9am to May 20, 2018 at 3pm
Join the San Diego River Park Foundation for two weekends of FUN and FREE activities along our San Diego River!San Diego River Days is an annual event that takes place all along the River, from Julian to Ocean Beach. Participants of all ages are…See More
14 hours ago
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Judith E. Joyce posted an event

Shed Hunt - Earth Day Celebration at Creekside Commons Park

April 20, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm
Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) invites you and your family to come join us outside to celebrate Earth Day on April 20. We will explore all that early spring has to offer while participating in a shed and a scavenger hunt. Come see if the bucks have been…See More
Apr 9
Wylie Goodman posted a group

New York City: Outdoor Kids

Interested in connecting more NYC young people (elementary-middle-high school) with nature in their communities.  Contact me if you are interested in learning more and forming a local C&NN-style network.See More
Apr 3

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Nature Play The Day Away!

Close your eyes…

Think of one of your favorite memories as a child.

Does it involve being outside? How do you feel when you think of this memory and what feelings did you have as a child in this memory? For many people, when asked these questions, the response usually involves an outdoors experience with friends and/or family with lots of happiness, excitement, adventure, and satisfaction. My memory is when my brother and I used the swing set to create a mud…


Posted by Reid Park Zoo Education on November 24, 2017 at 3:16pm

Natural Scientists Right from the Start

It's going to be another great year at Schoolmates. The new Explorers arrived in the rain on Wednesday, September 6. Everyone had raincoats and asked, "Are we going to hike today?" A little rain wasn't going to stop these enthusiastic children.

After some…


Posted by Ann Courcy on November 14, 2017 at 5:56am

A Clearing in the Woods

It took two days of asking and bargaining, but I got Aurora and Stephen to take a hike with me. Actually, for months I have "led by example." I walk or hike whenever possible. Stephen and Aurora know my beliefs about exercise and being in nature, yet they fight my attempts to get them outside. When motivating children, "lead by example" gets you only so far. After that it's bargain,…


Posted by Ann Courcy on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm




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