Started Sep 17, 2010
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Ward Sep 15, 2009.
Thank you, Sir... You engaged our children and will forever cause people around the world to see the importance of
exploring their world.
climbing a hill.
facing their fears.
having "nakie" time.
finding magic in a special place.
finding a way to express themselves.
a warm dinner at the end of the day.
Posted on May 8, 2012 at 8:58am — 2 Comments
Our oldest came in the kitchen while I was fixing dinner last night (turkey burgers) and saw me sporting the new CRPA (Cowpasture River Preservation Association) hat that I got in the mail today. She giggled and said, “Do you like your new hat, Daddy?”Continue
Posted on October 12, 2011 at 12:02pm
School starts up again for me tomorrow. Wow! I really can’t believe that.
With that said, it explains why I have been trying desparately to check too many things off of a day’s list lately. A hike here, a visit there, a book read and a house cleaned.
While visiting the library, I stumbled upon a sweet treat: Pioneer Naturalists: The Discovery and Naming of North American Plants and…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2011 at 8:52pm
In January of 2008, Ashley and I started Kids In the Valley, Adventuring!, a free nature club for families in Roanoke, Virginia (www.kidsadventuring.org). Since then, we have connected with wonderfully creative people around the United States and beyond who have started their own nature clubs. To increase our conversations and to document them to help other families, we created a facebook page for leaders as well as the NING…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments
“When people connect with nature, it happens somewhere. Almost everyone who cares deeply about the outdoors can identify a particular place where contact occurred. This may have been a wilderness, a national park, or a stretch of unbounded countryside, but more often the place that makes a difference is unspectacular: a vacant lot, a scruffy patch of woods, a weedy field, a stream, a green ravine…Continue
Posted on March 9, 2010 at 6:10pm — 1 Comment