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Children's author/illustrator and nature educator.
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Lets Go Outside Revolution
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Marghanita Hughes is a children’s author and illustrator and creator of the award-winning children’s brand: The Little Humbugs. She is a natural teacher and founder of the “Let’s Go Outside” Revolution – a non-profit organization with a mission to change the way children spend their time. Throughout the year, Marghanita runs nature classes for children and "hands on" workshops for educators wanting to learn how they can connect children with the natural world. She strongly believes that all children should be given the opportunity to discover and explore the natural world. Marghanita is currently producing a video series based on the successful nature classes, public speaking and workshop presentations and school visits.
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http://www.marghanita.com
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http://twitter.com/#!/littlehumbugs
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http://www.letsgooutsiderevolution.com

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Childhood Is Sacred

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Childhood is a very special and magical time. Childhood is sacred.

Childhood is when we learn about the world and ourselves, and provides a foundation of who we’ll be in the future. That is why it is so important to have experiences in nature, exploring the “Wonder” of it all.

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Disconnected

So many have forgotten and have…

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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 4:37pm

OUTDOOR SPACES & CLASSROOMS When children and nature mix, something magical happens. I am fortunate to witness that magic every day in our outdoor classrooms. With Spring time just around the corn…

OUTDOOR SPACES & CLASSROOMS

When children and nature mix, something magical happens. I am fortunate to witness that magic every day in our outdoor classrooms.

With Spring time just around the corner, what better time to start thinking about creating an Outdoor Space or Classroom.…

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Posted on February 3, 2014 at 3:08pm

We are of the Earth

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I was writing notes for my speech for the Nature Education Conference in New Zealand and it sparked a visual idea that I had to draw. It seeded the theme of what will ultimately become the main thread of my talk.

We are of the Earth.…

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Posted on October 14, 2013 at 8:35am

We Protect What We Love

Our Children are the Caretakers of Tomorrow: In this book we celebrate nature and art, opening the hearts and minds of children - inspiring them to explore the wonders of the natural world and thier own unique creative…

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Posted on August 24, 2013 at 7:10am

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At 9:32am on May 9, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Oops - sorry for calling you Luis - I've been copying and pasting large parts of the message to go through the entire international C&NN Connect members!
At 9:30am on May 9, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Dear Luis

I've just been asked to create an "International C&NN Connect" group so please do stop by and say hello there. It will provide a place for people to share news, views, ideas and activities from all over the world http://childrenandnature.ning.com/group/internationalcnnconnect

Oh yes...and the Scotland group welcomes members from all over the world too. It will give you a wee insight into what's happening in this country about children and nature. You can flag up "Toffee the Highland Cow"!

Best wishes
Juliet
At 1:40pm on February 19, 2010, Marghanita Hughes said…
My kids would love to submit some of their nature photographs. We are all mad about photography, our teenagers have their own cameras (and share a video camera) and Sam is allowed to borrow my Canon Rebel now that he understands how to care for it.
Our eldest son is taking photography at school and has just had his first dark room experience. Before the children were born, my husband and I converted a small bathroom into a dark room-such a magical experience watching a picture develop right in front of your eyes. Now a days, it's all digital-which for kids (and probably most adults) is great because they get to see their creativity immediately.
The outdoors has endless possibilities for a photographer - whatever age they may be.
I'm loving your website!
At 6:39pm on February 18, 2010, Marghanita Hughes said…
Thank you Catherine for your lovely comments. Hope your kids school agree to hunting for pine cones. I'm trying to organize a few pine cone hunts with 2 local schools for Earth Day -then back to the classrooms to make the bird feeders. Hope we get the go-ahead.
Have a wonderful weekend.
At 8:07am on February 18, 2010, Catherine Adams said…
Thanks Marghanita for your nice words on the kids photography. If you wish, your children are always welcome to submit imagery to share and inspire others about our natural playground. I just love your "Hunting for Pine Cones" and your website is wonderful! I'm planning on suggesting to my kids school teachers if they would like to hunt for pine cones with the kiddos!!!!!
At 10:33am on February 11, 2010, Marghanita Hughes said…
Hi Julie

We have the Toffee books in some tourist locations-Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle etc but hadn't thought of Visit Scotland direct-thanks for the advice-I will look into it.
Do you still have snow?
At 9:47am on February 11, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Ahem - truth be told I'm a Sassenach and my very-English accent reveals all! Does Visit Scotland promote the Toffee books? I hadn't seen them until I saw them on your website.
At 3:52pm on February 10, 2010, Marghanita Hughes said…
Hi Juliet
Nice to meet with another Scot on C&NN. Thought you might like my guest post featuring my favourite Scottish animal- The adorable Highland Cow :10 Great ways for kids to spend time outdoors: http://bit.ly/9EyhwJ

Marghanita
At 3:41pm on February 10, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Hi Marghanita

I've just clicked! You are "Little Humbugs" on Twitter! Nice to meet you here on C&NN Connect. It's a small world!

Best wishes
Juliet
At 2:20pm on February 1, 2010, Marghanita Hughes said…
Hi Suz, thanks for the warm welcome! I'm finding it really difficult to keep up with all the online connections-this is pretty new for me so please bare with me. It's so exciting to see so many like minded people doing such wonderful things to connect kids to nature. Look forward to meeting and sharing.
 
 
 

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