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Friday Photo

Rocco leaned down to look at the moss.

In a hushed voice he said, "It sparkles."

Then he reached out and touched the…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 27, 2016 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Seeing Red

My friend Jeanie and I took my son Stephen and his friend Sam for a hike. At the beginning of the hike, I noticed a plant with a red stem growing on the edge of the trail and stopped to take a picture of it. As I did this, I mentioned to Jeanie that I was collecting pictures of red. Stephen and Sam ran up to see what I was doing. Jeanie said, "She is…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 15, 2016 at 7:18am — No Comments

How do I feel about the ecological crisis?

I see constant reminders in the media and around me of the hurts of our land. Today I went on a rainy spring hike to my local nature spot and even there I found stakes in the ground delineating where there will be construction and the trees have already been cut down. I feel sad, I am grieving the loss of something dear.

The destruction of our earth is so very big, the timelines to…

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Added by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

Healing Spaces Therapy Welcomes You

Hello, and welcome to Healing Spaces Therapy. I'm so happy to begin this journey of wellness with you. 

Even if you are not looking to do therapy but you are someone who values nature and are interested in ways to deepen this, please feel free to contact me. I am grateful to be part of broadening our wellbeing to include the whole earth.

www.healingspacestherapy.ca

Added by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

Missouri River Teacher Workshop & Summer Camp!

The Missouri River is historically significant, ecologically diverse, culturally important, and right outside many American’s back door. Missouri River Relief, a non-profit organized to connect people with the river, now has two new ways for you to connect your community, educators and students directly with this national treasure.

The Missouri…

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Added by Kristen Schulte on May 3, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Unwind in Nature

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”  — Ansel Adams

Added by Ann Courcy on May 1, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Children in nature

Children love to go out on Nature hikes.  Our teachers include yoga into our curriculum. Such a great #Mindfulness education at our…

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Added by Suzanne Gabli on April 25, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

Spring time-Being Green

We are very excited to except this award for our 6th school year as a Michigan Green School.  This is our first year as an Evergreen status.  We received acknowledgment for 20+ points for our conservation efforts. 

Added by Suzanne Gabli on April 25, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

If I Were a Tree

If I were a tree, just for the day,

Would my perspective change on what humans say?

Mankind states nature is wild and free,

But is that what I would discover and what I would see?

I would find root systems that communicate things,

And perhaps observe people as the wild beings.

I’d witness them breathing in what I breathe out,

And know we were connected without any doubt.

I’d notice nature living in complete harmony,

While plenty…

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Added by Susanne Heaton on April 22, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Skunk Cabbage, it's here!

I

love I love skunk cabbage. It is one of my favorite signs of spring. As a child, I would carefully navigate the edge of brooks and swamps, making sure not to step on skunk cabbage plants. It was fun to be a bit scared of the potential stink, though the fear of the smell was worse than the smell itself.

Each year, as the light changes and the air warms, I…

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Added by Ann Courcy on April 18, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

K-12 Outdoor Education in Tillamook Oregon: a model for the nation

Check out this tremendous program from a small coastal town in Oregon. You will be blown away.

Added by Rex Burkholder on March 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Oregon group seeks to fully fund Outdoor School for All Oregon students

One page fact sheet on Outdoor School for AllNEWS RELEASE Contact: Darcie Meihoff, on behalf of Outdoor School for All, 971-998-3782 or darciepdx@gmail.com…

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Added by Rex Burkholder on March 4, 2016 at 9:47am — No Comments

What We're Doing in the Woods After School

North Branch Trekkers is an outdoor based after school program for children in grades 4 through 8.  It is run out of the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier, VT and meets every Thursday, throughout the school year… really, it is me and a bunch of kids goofing off in the woods.  But that goofing off is important and when done in a thoughtful…

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Added by Ken Benton on February 19, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Shadow Time at our Preschool....

It was one of those wonderful accidents...after making a winter collage to hang in our window, we noticed the shadows of birds at our feeder.  …

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Added by Melissa Ryan on February 9, 2016 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Teacher Development Conference set to Re-Inspire Classrooms across the Colorado Plateau

PLATEAU Conference – STEAMING Across the Plateau

March 5 – 6

Canyon Country Discovery Center

Monticello, UT

 

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education presents the annual PLATEAU…

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Added by Lyndie Bradshaw on January 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

STEM Investigations for Sustainable Schools - FREE!

Registration is now open for STEM Investigations for Sustainable Schools: Those wishing to obtain graduate credit from Lebanon Valley College can participate in the hybrid course which includes online coursework and a Saturday field workshop. Educators and Community members are welcome to attend the Saturday field workshops for free or receive Act 48 hours for a small registration fee. Sign up for one session…

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Added by Kim Tesoriero on January 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Emergent Curriculum - December

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Newsletter - December 2015

By Erin Kenny ©2015

 

December in the forest was dark and foggy. We had several of the coldest days so far, with temperatures in the low 30’s (Fahrenheit). Our teachers had to work diligently to make sure the children stayed warm. We also kept open communication with the parents about what clothing was working and what was not. Because children this age (2-5 years old) are so tactile, they kept wanting to take off…

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Added by Erin Kenny on January 3, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

Learning to Read in Nature

https://youtu.be/e_2xZm3wM-g

Added by Deanna Fahey on January 1, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Learning About Air and Water Flow

https://youtu.be/4OtKLtPDMAE

Added by Deanna Fahey on December 6, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Capillary Action and Needle Ice

https://youtu.be/XAIfCXSAwMc

Added by Deanna Fahey on December 1, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

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