Ann Courcy
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  • Deep River, CT
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Beth M. Odom commented on Ann Courcy's blog post Seeing Red
"What a wonderful way to draw their attention to detail!"
Dec 7, 2016
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One Last Hike

Rain slickers, rubber boots, happy voices, bright shiny green everywhere, and rain—summer rain, these are the lasting images of my final hike with the Explorer's class of 2015.It was a fitting end to our time with this adventurous group of children. They were always ready to hit the trails and make discoveries. Some days we would only make it to the front of the school because the…See More
Oct 23, 2015
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I like the way new fallen snow looks so smooth and bright. It sparkles in the sun.–Madeline Morrissey, almost 9-years-oldSee More
Feb 20, 2015
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Feb 16, 2015
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Hiking into the New Year

My husband, Dave, has a pair of Limmer boots. They are handmade boots that are made in New Hampshire. He has had the boots for at least 15 years. Even though they have always been just a little too tight he continues to wear them because he likes the tightness when hiking, loves the boots and the company that makes them.Our…See More
Jan 2, 2015
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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
Nov 14, 2014
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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, 2014
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Take it Outside: Share a Hike

During the summer, my son William and I spent four days working together at Dinners at the Farm. As we drove back and forth to Barberry Hill Farm, we passed Chatfield Hollow State…See More
Sep 18, 2014
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Go Wild!

Go wild. It's time. Summer vacation is in full swing at our house. With so much time together, occasionally, Stephen and Aurora get on each others nerves. One day last week, I heard one of the calls of summering children, "Stop it. Give it back. Don't." My reply was, "Please stop arguing. Pack some plastic containers into backpacks and get your bikes. We are going out."A few years ago Stephen, Aurora,…See More
Aug 19, 2014
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A Bluebird For Millie

"I want to catch a bluebird for Millie," Stephen declared one day after school."Catching a bluebird might be tricky. Maybe you could help Millie create a bluebird environment at her house. If she's successful, a pair of bluebirds might move in, build a nest, and have a family right in Millie's backyard. Millie could watch their activity, learn about bluebirds, and always have bluebirds…See More
May 13, 2014
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A New Puzzle in the Explorers' Classroom

A new rainforest puzzle was recently introduced to the Explorer classroom. One of the best parts of working in an educational environment is that something as simple as a new puzzle can inspire lots of learning and collaboration.The long colorful puzzle features many exotic birds and animals that live in the rainforest.  As soon as the puzzle was completed, Ethan, one of the explorers who built the…See More
Mar 24, 2014
Suz Lipman commented on Ann Courcy's blog post Take It Outside: Go Sledding
"I love reading about your outdoor adventures, in all seasons! I look forward to more."
Dec 29, 2013

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Ann Courcy, has been interested in environmental causes since she heard the “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute” campaign in the ’70s. She lives near the CT River with her family, pets and wildlife. And loves it!
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Ann Courcy's Blog

Friday Photo

Rocco leaned down to look at the moss.

In a hushed voice he said, "It sparkles."

Then he reached out and touched the…

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Posted on May 27, 2016 at 7:45pm

Unwind in Nature

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”  — Ansel Adams

Posted on May 1, 2016 at 6:28am

Skunk Cabbage, it's here!

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love I love skunk cabbage. It is one of my favorite signs of spring. As a child, I would carefully navigate the edge of brooks and swamps, making sure not to step on skunk cabbage plants. It was fun to be a bit scared of the potential stink, though the fear of the smell was worse than the smell itself.

Each year, as the light changes and the air warms, I…

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Posted on April 18, 2016 at 2:13pm

One Last Hike

Rain slickers, rubber boots, happy voices, bright shiny green everywhere, and rain—summer rain, these are the lasting images of my final hike with the Explorer's class of 2015.

It was a fitting end to our time with this adventurous group of children. They were always ready to hit the trails and make discoveries. Some days we would only make it to the front of the…

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Posted on July 30, 2015 at 3:35am

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At 12:32pm on January 31, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Ann! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. I hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups -- you may want to start with the Natural Families Network or Natural Teachers Network. Please visit often and keep us posted on your activities.
 
 
 

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