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Hands-on Science - Gardening

Most school have gardens (or al least some outdoor space that with a little work can be turn into gardens). Small, big, tidy, messy, whatever kind garden your school has it is a great science education tool.Teachers have been using school gardens for years as tools to teach about environment, nutrition, social interaction, and interpersonal skills but their ofter overlook its great potencial for…See More
Nov 23, 2012
Catarina Loureiro's blog post was featured

Trees & Climate Change lesson

Recently I attended a class about biodiversity and sustainability and where I had to create an outdoor atvivity for 5th grade students about "climate change & biodiversity".I created a very simple activity that had great results.I took the class to a garden area in school where they could find both deciduous and evergreens trees. Divided them into groups and gave each member a magnifying glass, a jar and a plastic bag.Each group had to choose two trees of different species and investigate…See More
Sep 3, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Victoria Fortune's discussion Careers related to children in nature
"Hi Victoria,  Sound really great your summer job, to bad it is just for the summer. Things have been really difficult here in europe, specially on my country (I live in Portugal), even summer jobs are hard to find. Your background is really…"
Jul 22, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Victoria Fortune's discussion Careers related to children in nature
"Hi Stefan,  This does look like a great opportunity, I'll look in to it. Thanks! Catarina "
Jul 22, 2012
Barbara Mascareno left a comment for Catarina Loureiro
"Hi Catarina, wow, I love those pictures of kids doing science; just awesome. I'm originally from Argentina and I speak Spanish/English, do you speak Spanish?"
Jul 19, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Vanessa Taylor Gilliam's discussion Infants and Toddlers in Nature
"Hi Vanessa,  Although I'm not a early childhood educator I've done in the passed some activities with kindergarden kids -ages between 3 and 5-. It's a challenge, I'll tell you that, especially when it comes to their safety,…"
Jul 18, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Victoria Fortune's discussion Careers related to children in nature
"Hi Karen,  Thanks for the suggestions, those are going to help, for sure . I spent some time browsing genuine jobs.com and found some interesting offers already.  I agree with you that C&NN would be a good host to a site for jobs…"
Jul 18, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Victoria Fortune's discussion Careers related to children in nature
"Hi Karen,  I live in Europe so mostly I’m interested in opportunities in Europe (specially western and southern europe) but any tips would be great. I’m a geologist, started my work as an educator in an after school center (they…"
Jul 14, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Victoria Fortune's discussion Careers related to children in nature
"Hi Victoria. I saw your post from a while back asking about a career change and wanted to ask you how that turned out for you. I am trying to make my way as a freelancer educator but is not easy (especially with the big economic crisis that’s…"
Jul 9, 2012
Juliet Robertson left a comment for Catarina Loureiro
"Hello Catarina Thanks for getting in touch and greetings from Scotland. I really enjoyed reading your recent blog post - a nice idea. Best wishes Juliet"
Jul 8, 2012
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Jul 5, 2012
Catarina Loureiro left a comment for Janice Swaisgood
"Hi Janice. Thank you for you comment. Actually I don't have a family club yet, but I'm in the process of starting one in my neighborhood. I'm a geologist and I teach science and environmental ed. and I love nature so I can't wait…"
May 17, 2012
Janice Swaisgood left a comment for Catarina Loureiro
"Hi Catarina! My name is Janice and I am the Coordinator for Family Nature Clubs here with C&NN. I just wanted to say welcome to the group! It's very exciting to have a member from Portugal I must say! Do you have a family nature club there…"
May 17, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I really loved the classroom pond idea. I can imagine so many thing one could do with a pond as a teaching tool.  About the camera idea, Setting up the camera may not even be necessary as they are a few sites that transmit 24/7 images of wild…"
May 17, 2012

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Hands-on Science - Gardening

Most school have gardens (or al least some outdoor space that with a little work can be turn into gardens). Small, big, tidy, messy, whatever kind garden your school has it is a great science education tool.

Teachers have been using school gardens for years as tools to teach about…

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Posted on November 17, 2012 at 7:20am

Trees & Climate Change lesson

Recently I attended a class about biodiversity and sustainability and where I had to create an outdoor atvivity for 5th grade students about "climate change & biodiversity".

I created a very simple activity that had great results.

I took the class to a garden area in school where they could find both deciduous and evergreens trees. Divided them into groups and gave each member a magnifying glass, a jar and a plastic bag.

Each group had to choose two trees of…

Continue

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 5:30am

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At 9:11am on July 19, 2012, Barbara Mascareno said…

Hi Catarina, wow, I love those pictures of kids doing science; just awesome. I'm originally from Argentina and I speak Spanish/English, do you speak Spanish?

At 11:37am on July 8, 2012, Juliet Robertson said…

Hello Catarina

Thanks for getting in touch and greetings from Scotland. I really enjoyed reading your recent blog post - a nice idea.

Best wishes

Juliet

At 6:58am on June 8, 2012, Suz Lipman said…

Hi Catarina, Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm the forum host. I'm glad you found us and are making yourself at home in discussions and groups. Our International group may interest you, as well. 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.

At 12:24pm on May 17, 2012, Janice Swaisgood said…

Hi Catarina!

My name is Janice and I am the Coordinator for Family Nature Clubs here with C&NN. I just wanted to say welcome to the group! It's very exciting to have a member from Portugal I must say! Do you have a family nature club there too? I see that you are also active in the Natural Teachers Network. That's great. I hope you feel free and welcome to start discussions here in the Natural Families Network, ask questions, and/or add to existing discussions. =)

All the best,

Janice Swaisgood

 
 
 

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