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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
yesterday
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! "
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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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
Monday
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."
Sunday
Jonathan James More posted a blog post

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 almost-hypnotic hold on our children is one of them. Unlike the generations before, children today just don’t…See More
Oct 19
Ann Courcy posted a blog post

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 0.5 to 10 acres, usually within…See More
Oct 19
Kris Antonius commented on Wilder Good's blog post Gray Squirrel -
"Great photo! Thanks"
Oct 17
Kris Antonius replied to Elizabeth Vicini's discussion Outdoors and Winter
"Hi Elizabeth, We go on regular nature walks. Having the right clothing is essential, as nobody wants to be outside when their toes, fingers, or noses are freezing. I have an e-book all about successful nature walks, if you're…"
Oct 15
Marie Forst replied to Marie Forst's discussion Traditional to Emergent? in the group Emergent Learning Network
"I found that worrying about explaining the learning to parents was freezing me in place."
Oct 15
Wilder Good posted a blog post

Gray Squirrel -

The Gray Squirrel is the most common squirrel in the U.S.  I love their big bushy gray tail, and watching it move when they run.  It twitches and takes a different form at every step following along like a tail on a kite.Squirrels are one of the only mammals that can come down a tree headfirst.  They do it by turning their…See More
Oct 15

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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

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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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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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Started by Alicia Jimenez in What are you doing to re-connect children with nature?. Last reply by Alicia Jimenez Sep 9.

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