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Marghanita Hughes commented on Michael Brown's blog post Meeker Courtyard Naturalists - 5/24/12
"Oh your so welcome Michael. We have so many birds nesting in the garden right now. Although we have watched many birds build the nests, feed and nurture their young,  it never ceases to excite myself and my (teenage) children. Each Spring we…"
May 30, 2012
Michael Brown commented on Michael Brown's blog post Meeker Courtyard Naturalists - 5/24/12
"Definitely! Thanks for commenting."
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Meeker Courtyard Naturalists - 5/24/12

I met yesterday with my small group of Meeker Courtyard Naturalists for an hour after school. After some instruction on how to take field notes, we went outside and walked around the building. We spotted a bird on a utility wire near the trash dumpster, singing beautifully. I knew it was a male House Finch, but I withheld that info so the students would focus on describing the bird, taking notes, etc. It soon flew to the roof of the school, perching on the rain gutter. It allowed us to…See More
May 29, 2012
Michael Brown commented on Harmony's group Place-based Education
"I met yesterday with my small group of Meeker Courtyard Naturalists for an hour after school. After some instruction on how to take field notes, we went outside and walked around the building. We spotted a bird on a utility wire near the trash…"
May 25, 2012
Michael Brown commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I met yesterday with my small group of Meeker Courtyard Naturalists for an hour after school. After some instruction on how to take field notes, we went outside and walked around the building. We spotted a bird on a utility wire near the trash…"
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"Great sunny weekend in Ocean Shores. Abundant shorebirds, overwintering Snowy Owls, family, and friends."
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Harmony left a comment for Michael Brown
"Welcome to the Place-Based Ed. group! Your insight is welcome and wanted!"
Feb 23, 2012
Michael Brown commented on Harmony's group Place-based Education
"This group sounds like it's right up my alley! I believe in the principles set forth in the group information statement. Eventually I would like to share some of my previous attempts in this area, some successful, some not!"
Feb 23, 2012

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Elementary School Teacher
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Puyallup School District
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I am currently teaching sixth grade, but for most of my career taught fourth. For about ten years I led a group of amateur naturalists, studying the natural areas at our school. We had mixed woodland, forested wetland, scrub wetland, and a seasonal pond available to us on site. I have since transferred to a school in a much more urban setting, but I am looking for ways to make our grounds more inviting to a variety of wildlife, and encourage teachers to get outside in this day and age of testing insanity.

My personal interests are birds, native plants, writing, and photography.
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http://www.piercebirds.com

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Meeker Courtyard Naturalists - 5/24/12

I met yesterday with my small group of Meeker Courtyard Naturalists for an hour after school. After some instruction on how to take field notes, we went outside and walked around the building.



We spotted a bird on a utility wire near the trash dumpster, singing beautifully. I knew it was a male House Finch, but I withheld that info so the students would focus on describing the bird, taking notes,…

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At 5:28pm on February 23, 2012, Harmony said…

Welcome to the Place-Based Ed. group! Your insight is welcome and wanted!

 
 
 

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