"The key is to start small. Parents sometimes have the expectations that to know nature has to be big and long and intense. Not so:
1. "My kids like whatever I do and I really don't have time to go hiking"
Suggest they take a sit…"
"A year late, but doing inventories is fun for families, especially if you give each a designated area and a sheet to fill in. This rally gets them loosely closely at what lives in a place. Laying quadrates is fun. (1 yard square wood frames). Family…"
"BC, Canada has a similar program. I believe it was called "Greening the School Grounds". The intent was to turn some parts of the schoolyard back to nature so it could be used to study nature and inspire kids.In addition, I used to offer…"
"In "Last Child in the Woods" the author mentions that exposure to nature can help with a myriad of mental and physical issues. I agree. I have used it with autistic and developmentally delayed as a way to get them interested in…"
"Hi Jake, I used to work in several different nature centres as well as outreach (in-school programs) and discovered if you provide some indoor programs only (with no expectation of going outdoors) you can hook those indoor lovers into the…"
"At the moment, I am looking for Gr 3 to 6 teachers to pilot a new inquiry-based activity guide I made for "A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray".
I think that dogs are a perfect link to getting kids to observe the nature under their…"
"Thanks for the welcome Suz!
I am perusing the posts and resources to see where I might fit in. At present I am writing a couple of activity guides to teach kids about the natural history of dogs. I feel it's a direct link to nature that…"
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