Hi Kimberly! Glad you're here and discovering our various groups and discussions. I enjoyed meeting Joe at our Grassroots Gathering and am delighted that you found your way here as well. Hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks for your note Kimberly. You have a wonderful background for engaging kids in the natural world as a classroom. I hope you post your experiences often. Rich is always looking for testimonials about the power of nature to change the lives of children. You are front and center in that quest. Great to meet a relative of Joe. He is one of my favorite people. Please pass on my greetings to his son. Since you are working in and around Chesapeake Bay, I thought you might be interested in this terrific video from The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, one of the leaders of the No Child Left Inside Coalition. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRR1feHqZPY . You might want to share this with your class. Best wishes, John
Hi Kimberly and welcome to C&NN Connect and especially to the Natural Teachers Network. The children you teach in the 5th grade are at a pivotal point in their young lives. If you can introduce them to the natural world in your teaching, it will help them immensely in the next stage of their education. Please post your experiences and advice often, and if you have questions, the Natural Teachers group is a wonderful resource, as you can see from wandering through the site. Welcome, and are you at all connected to my good friend Joe Baust at Murray State in Kentucky?