Amy Kilpatric
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Science/Nature Teacher
Community School, Ladue, Missouri
As a child I enjoyed wildflower and bird walks with my father. My sisters and I played with other children in the neighborhood building treehouses and exploring the creek in the woods behind our rural Missouri home. Our family began attending the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Summits when I was 12. We were led by esteemed naturalists such as Roger Tory Peterson. When my husband and I began having children of our own, we took them to the conservation summits. These are now run by an organization known as FNS-Family Nature Summits
I have spread the joy of nature as a girl scout leader, mother, aunt, and now elementary school science teacher. My graduate theses was titled: Encouraging Biophilia; How Schools Can Help.

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School yard gardening

We recently established a small "nibbling garden" near our science classroom. The first through third grade children have enjoyed preparing the soil, planting the seeds, harvesting the produce, and even pulling the weeds. We call it the "nibbling garden" because we can not produce enough to food to feed the school, but we can go out to the garden and pick strawberries, lettuce, peas, radishes, broccoli, and a variety of herbs to taste or smell. This year the students planted beets. We…


Posted on June 1, 2012 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

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At 11:53am on June 1, 2012, Suz Lipman said…

Hi Amy! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm the forum host. You are clearly a kindred spirit. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups. Our Natural Teachers Network, Natural Families Network, and Conservation group will probably interest you, among others. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. For any questions about the network, see our FAQ page. Hope to see you here again soon.


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