"New discussion starting with Emily Krall the director of BookTrails on the Connecting Children to Nature through American Literature Blog about Gwinna by Barabara Helen Berger. Come and share your encounter with this book or others discussed…"
"So it is interestingJohn that you have mentioned Book Trails below in Steamboat, CO today. Emily Krall the director of this amazing program and I are working on getting the Connecting Children to Nature through American Literature exhibit in…"
"Hello ! I am interested in joining this conversation. I have worked with many children who are autistic in nature based preschools over the years and would love to learn more from all of you in the near future."
"The next moderator for the Conneting Children to Nature through American Literature Blog is Peggy Christian the author of If You Find a Rock starting this week. I know as a preschool teacher I have used this one and Ms. Byrd Baylor's many…"
"Hello, my name is Jan Hummer and I currently live in Boulder, CO but have to move back to WV at the end of May. I am entertaining the thought of opening a Forest School which I have dreamed about for about 6 years for children ages 4 to…"
Hello ! I currently live in Bloulder County and think you should contact Gene Hooley at the Alaya Preschool about yurts ... she has one in the front playground area of the school and knows a lot about what you can and cannot do in…"
Thanks for your speedy response. I will be copying your comment and pasting on my wall to remind of my next steps in this process. I will try to keep you posted on what may develop in the near future.
Hopefully a nature based…"
"Hello all! I am a new member to this group and I am so happy to partake!
I am creating a 2 week camp this summer in the Boulder, Colorado area that will be for families that are living with children with special needs. The camp will…"
Wow, November 18th I wish I could go. Joseph and Greg's work is amazing, flow learning is what I talked about in my thesis connecting a child living with DS/autism to nature this past year and…"
"Great resources again Juliet just sent out your link Building your Curriculum to a number of folks. I love the structure very starightforward but has wiggle room for the imagination within outdoor investigations."
"Great idea about the Nature as Therapy group. I would love to see a discussion happen within this topic. I haven't joined or read any of those conversations yet either.
There are some great wilderness therapy programs…"
Here is one article that is a little dated but may be of use Houston Parks. In my opinion many people want to do programs like these but do have enough support. By keeping this discussion going there could be more ideas…"
"Kathy Parra ( the author of Love is the Color of a Rainbow) who we have conversations with occasionally is now the guest moderator of the Connecting Children to Nature through American Literature: 1890 - Today Blog discussing the work of Byrd…"
"Margie and Andrea,
Would you be intrested in reading my thesis by any chance? I was in a Contemplative education program in Boulder, CO so you will find it to be a little different than other theses that you have read. Lots of…"
I hope you have checked out the post by Anne (NCTC Head Librarian) below about the Connecting Children to Nature through American Literature Blog and Curriculum page which needs more posts from families and teachers. A…"
"okay so would this mean then that the one-two books would run for that time frame from Oct 25th-Nov 19th...thus the discussion follows...and yes you jazzing it up sounds good!...if it is the one to two books to write about I would like to share!...I…"
Guest Curator / Pre -K Teacher/ Spirit of Nature Consulting Founder
Surya Mountain School/ Volunteer USFWS/ Spirit of Nature Consulting
Hello my name is Jan Hummer and I have been an early childhood professional for 15 years and focused on the child's sense of wonder in the natural world in every place I have worked. I hold a B.A. from Shepherd University and MA from Naropa University in Contemplative Education. I very honored to be the National Conservation Training Centers - Conservation Libraries guest curator of the Connecting Children to Nature through American Literature physical and virtual exhibit. I am now a new board member of the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center in Nederland, CO.
Hi Jan! We met at the Gathering. Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm glad you found us and are making yourself at home in discussions and groups. 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. Cheers!
okay so would this mean then that the one-two books would run for that time frame from Oct 25th-Nov 19th...thus the discussion follows...and yes you jazzing it up sounds good!...if it is the one to two books to write about I would like to share!...I am not sure what books yet, I have so many that have touched me in profound ways...!....and maybe someday I can moderate my own book!..ha...as it continues to inspire me each time I read it....let's connect again and thank you for the opportunity to share in this way...Dolphin Smiles, Kathy
Oh yes I had seen your blog site Jan! it looks lovely and was quite inspired when I viewed it and thought how do I connect with her, and now you have written me!...so yes share more with me as to how I would be a guest moderator on your blog and let's chat! would I post daily-how long etc...you know all the good stuff I need to know.....Dolphin Smiles, Kathy