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Jeanine Silversmith
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WEST KINGSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS HOLD FIRST EVER “OUTDOOR CHALLENGE”

West Kingston Elementary School (WKES) participated in our first ever "Outdoor Challenge" – a school wide competition to encourage the WKES community to try to spend as much time as possible…Continue

Started May 8

 

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Janice Swaisgood replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Hi Neita! I was just reading through Jeanine's post for a little "re-inspiration" and saw your reply. I love the idea of a "Cricket Crawl"! Sorry you got rained out on your first event -- that's a bummer. How did it end…"
Mar 20, 2013
ash fletcher replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"You ROCK!  That's exactly what I was looking for, easy and complete.  THANKS!"
Mar 8, 2013
Jeanine Silversmith replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Welcome, Ash! I agree that the Tool Kit is a great resource. I prefer having the liability and photo release forms on one document so that people can sign in quickly. I've attached my most recent one here. Feel free to modify and use for your…"
Mar 6, 2013
Janice Swaisgood replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Hi Ash! First of all, welcome to the Natural Families Network! I'm glad you jumped in and responded to this discussion. Great question. I'd recommend you download the "Tool Kit" for Nature Clubs for Families…"
Mar 5, 2013
ash fletcher replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Great information!  I'm currently hosting a seasonal nature club event through a non-profit organization... just starting out though.  I'd love to see what you use for the photo release and liability forms.  Currently…"
Mar 4, 2013
Jeanine Silversmith replied to Janice Swaisgood's discussion Do you have a great book to share? in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Title: Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities Author: Rob Bignell Publication date: 2012 Recommended age(s): adult  Synopsis: (from Amazon.com) Listing more than 100 diversions, “Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities” provides…"
Jan 8, 2013
Jeanine Silversmith replied to Gayle Bodge's discussion Building a Sense of Community within a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Great questions, Gayle! I have found with RI Families in Nature that a quick and easy way to build community is to post my events to different online calendars around the state. In addition, I try to combine my hikes with other, existing programs.…"
Sep 19, 2012
Janice Swaisgood left a comment for Jeanine Silversmith
"Hi Jeanine! Thanks for "friending" me! Wish you were here with us at the Grassroots Gathering!  Hope all is well. Janice"
Aug 29, 2012
Jeanine Silversmith replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Thank you, Neita! I thought I had already responded, but I guess it didn't post. First of all, I promise that you will definitely get to where I am - perhaps much further! I think that family nature clubs grow as much as we nurture them. Put in…"
Aug 28, 2012
Neita Tyler replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Jeanine, Congratulations on what you've accomplished! I'm very inspired by your story. I just launched a Nature Group within my neighborhood. Our first event was supposed to be tonight -- the DC/Baltimore Cricket Crawl -- but we were…"
Aug 25, 2012
Jeanine Silversmith's discussion was featured

First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club

When I was six years old, I visited the snow leopard exhibit at a zoo - a small, concrete, cell-block exhibit. All that animal did was pace back and forth with a maniacal look in its eyes.Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.I distinctly remember that experience. I brought it with me into adulthood and often wondered if humans are similarly affected by the lack of time we spend outside. I’ve always been passionate about spending time in nature. I’m less tense, more in tune with my…See More
Aug 22, 2012
Ron Swaisgood replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Great story, Jeanine, thanks for sharing! That's a good lesson to learn, that sometimes there will be lots of participants and sometimes there will be dry spells. The trick is not to get discouraged and to just enjoy the nature you came for in…"
Aug 21, 2012
Jeanine Silversmith replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Thank you, Holly! I can say that the RIFIN app was entirely constructed by my friend so I cannot weigh in on how difficult it was for him to create. My hunch is that it was pretty basic technology for an app - there's nothing really complex…"
Aug 21, 2012
Holly A. Hunter replied to Jeanine Silversmith's discussion First Steps: How (and why) I Started a Family Nature Club in the group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Wonderful article!  Thanks for sharing.  I'm really curious about the RIFIN app that was created for your club.  Was this something that was very difficult to do or do you just need the right talent?  I'm also curious…"
Aug 21, 2012

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Founder and Director
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RI Families in Nature
Bio
Jeanine is a self-described tree hugging, science and math geek whose love of nature, coupled with her absolute certainty that people, especially children, are happier, healthier, and wiser when they regularly spend time in nature, led her to establish Rhode Island Families in Nature. Jeanine is also the Project Coordinator for Rhode Island's Environmental Literacy Plan. She loves to run, garden, bake, hike, and go camping, especially when accompanied by her husband, Ian, her daughter, Sierra, and her son, Devin.
Web site
http://www.rifamiliesinnature.org/

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At 5:47am on August 29, 2012, Janice Swaisgood said…

Hi Jeanine!

Thanks for "friending" me!

Wish you were here with us at the Grassroots Gathering! 

Hope all is well.

Janice

 
 
 

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