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Real Wild One posted a status
"Do something amazing with those beautiful autumn leaves http://j.mp/1vnXXSP"
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Gerhardus John van der Merwe commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Nice to meet you. John here. I started a children's club as an educational tool to help kids reconnect with their natural roots here in southern Japan. (CUBS children's club). I teach a variety of things to kids in the club, but nature is…"
yesterday
Rachel Kantor shared a profile on Facebook
Tuesday
Gerhardus John van der Merwe replied to Alicia Jimenez's discussion Looking for help
"Dear Alicia I'm certain there are good books out there that can help you, but the best way would be to go out into nature with such children and see for yourself. I had a lot of success a while ago with a boy at my school who could not attend…"
Monday
Josh Lake commented on Laura Hurley's group Appalachian Mountain Club
"Nature as a doctor’s prescription? It’s an idea that’s taking off around Boston through AMC’s Outdoors Rx program, thanks to our new collaboration with Boston Medical Center and expansion to Chelsea and Revere with…"
Monday
Jenny Fehn shared Jonathan James More's blog post on Twitter
Monday
Wilder Good posted a blog post

Praying Mantis -

Praying Mantis -This Praying Mantis is a female and she is full of eggs.  During the fall they lay hundreds of eggs.  They come out one at a time and form a large organized mound that looks like frothy bubbles.  Later, the egg mound hardens to form a protective layer over the eggs so they can hatch without being eaten.  Then…See More
Oct 24
Margaret Lamar commented on Children & Nature Network's group Nature & Libraries
"Adrienne--I love the idea of moving from "shhhushing" to "engaging"! It's nice to hear this from the library perspective. Thanks for the insights! "
Oct 23
Adrienne Canino commented on Children & Nature Network's group Nature & Libraries
"I think this  project helps setup a starting point for more at Sun Ray Library, which is very exciting. I believe one of the first steps for a library to begin bringing nature to more patrons is to accept 'getting dirty' the way a…"
Oct 23
Margaret Lamar commented on Children & Nature Network's group Nature & Libraries
"Welcome to the Nature and Libraries Group! We're excited to hear from you about all of the ways that  libraries that serve as hubs for nature learning and experience. Share your experiences, ideas, projects, and insights here with this new…"
Oct 23
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Nature & Literacy

The Children & Nature Network has launched a groundbreaking project to connect libraries and nature at a demonstration site in Saint Paul, MN. You can be part of this innovative work by sharing your ideas about connecting nature and libraries.See More
Oct 20
Stefan Anderson commented on Jonathan James More's blog post 5 Simple and Ingenious Ways to Teach Kids about Nature Through Play And Art
"Thanks for posting this. I appreciate the ideas for connecting young ones with nature. I hadn't thought of edible paint."
Oct 19

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Praying Mantis -

Praying Mantis -

This Praying Mantis is a female and she is full of eggs.  During the fall they lay hundreds of eggs.  They come out one at a time and form a large organized mound that looks like frothy bubbles.  Later, the egg mound hardens to form a protective layer over the eggs so they can…

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Posted by Wilder Good on October 21, 2014 at 5:48am

Camouflage

While walking in the woods this afternoon, I found an Eastern Box Turtle sitting among the fallen leaves. At some point each autumn, I find a box turtle in about the same location. Today, I learned that they have a limited home range and spend their entire life ranging from…

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Posted by Ann Courcy on October 18, 2014 at 5:35pm

5 Simple and Ingenious Ways to Teach Kids about Nature Through Play And Art

It has become very difficult to get children to appreciate the wonders of the natural world that surrounds them. Why? Because they’re glued to their TVs, laptops, iPads, and mobile phones almost all the time, they don’t like playing outdoors anymore.

Technology has definitely come a long way in making things more convenient for us, but it has also had a lot of undesired effects. It’s…

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Posted by Jonathan James More on October 16, 2014 at 12:44am — 1 Comment

All in a Day

http://tinypeasant.com/2014/10/all-in-a-day/

The kids had a blast outside in their zebra face paint, climbing, crawling, and exploring. We managed to pick a few cups of rose hips for our winter vitamin C, and some other items for…

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Posted by Kris Antonius on October 14, 2014 at 10:11pm

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Looking for help 5 Replies

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

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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