"*Crowd Funding*......Not sure if many of you know what this is as I just found out about it myself this morning. I went to a seminar on Angel Investing as I need to raise the funds to support the growth of our school this summer to our new location.…"
"I was thinking the same thing...I actually have a chicken coop that seems to attract animals as well--so that might be enough bait on its own! I've come out at night and scared off some pretty large raccoons, and a neighbor walking her dog…"
"Wow. These are great ideas. I can see how the indoor pond would be a "kid magnet" easily. We recently added tadpoles to our outdoor school (www.TheButterflyGarden.net) and it has been a main attraction. I keep some magnifying glasses and…"
"Hi, Debbie (and all)!
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, I've been unbelievably busy with The Butterfly Garden (our school) and with a fundraiser I've created for the school (I don't know if you remember but…"
"WOW! Thank you for sharing. Their site is going to be a wonderful resource for me and couldn't have come at a better time. I'm opening a forest kindergarten/nature preschool next month here in Texas (U.S.).
Incidentally, I eventually plan…"
"Thank you so much for sharing this--I wept the whole way through. This man shares my very own vision: to take learning outside, with a long term goal of creating an entirely outdoor, K-12 school.
While I may not be able to contribute as much…"
Yes, thanks for the reminder. I've forwarded the information to my local library and plan to follow up to see what they think and how we can pull off a naturelibrary here.
I like your ideas and suggestions and will speak with them about…"
I've been to your site and I felt like I struck gold! There is just so much information and I know I will be re-visiting over the course of time. I spent over an hour there the other day and I've only just scratched the surface!…"
"No, I haven't filed a 501 c3 yet. I do plan to become a non-profit and have gone as far as picking up a book at my local book store on creating a non-profit but it began to get so detailed and complicated that I put it down and just made a…"
"This sounds like an awesome idea. I've wondered on several occasions how to reach current child care operations to get them on board with getting the kids outside more and what you have developed sounds very promising!
"Wow--so happy I found this forum! I have an unbridled passion for what I have found in Forest Kindergartens (nature preschools), and yes, the Secrete Garden is on my list of fav's as well :)
I've been working over the summer to open…"
"Hi Janine! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. Congratulations on starting your school It sounds wonderful. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups. Our Natural Teachers Network and our ECE group will…"
Hi Janine! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. Congratulations on starting your school It sounds wonderful. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups. Our Natural Teachers Network and our ECE group will probably interest you, among others. There is a lot of interest here in forest schools. (in the International group, 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. Cheers!