Added by Chloe on May 17, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments
Spring has kicked into full bloom and our foraging opportunities have increased greatly. After the weeklong spring break this month, the kids immediately noticed two distinct changes in the plants: that there were pink flowers on the salmonberry and that the very red young tender new growth of the evergreen huckleberry leaves had shown up. We are enjoying the flavors of the leaf buds on the huckleberry, salmonberry, salal, and hazelnut. We have also found many fallen branch tips of the…Continue
Added by Erin Kenny on May 15, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments
K.I.W.I. has arrived!
Check out all the fun & cool things our K.I.W.I. kids did on Day One! Visit the link to our blog to see what happened, and to find out how your kid can join us Saturday, May 18 :-)…Continue
Added by Mark Yearwood on May 14, 2013 at 6:31am — No Comments
Lotto's Super-Awesome Unbelievable Park Adventure is all about outdoor discovery and adventure for the three kids in the book. And this weekend, Lotto, his brother, Armond and his sister, Riley are helping get kids outdoors - so to speak.…Continue
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April is National Autism Month. Autism is a neural development disorder characterized by both verbal and non-verbal communication impairments, hyper focus on narrowly restricted areas of interest and repetitive speech patterns and behaviors. The number of children diagnosed with autism has been increasing dramatically since the 1980’s and the prevalence of children on the autism spectrum is currently thought to be approximately 1 in…Continue
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"I saw a red-bellied woodpecker at my suet feeder."
"I saw a red-tailed hawk in a tree."
This is how I am greeted at school each morning. Melissa and I are teaching the Explorers about birds and, wow, are they learning. In late October, we put a bird feeder in a classroom window. Tufted…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on April 20, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Have you ever wondered how your personal lifestyle impacts the environment? If we hope to instill a love of nature in our children, we must lead by example.
Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd …the perfect time to take stock of our personal ecological footprint and create a list of eco-friendly resolutions. Especially since our New Year’s list has most likely been lost in the shuffle by this time.
Five Easy Ways to Get Started…Continue
Friends of Kisumu Center are groups of people around the world who make it possible for Kisumu center to continue reaching out to homeless children in Kenya. With their endless passion, creative local fundraising efforts, and generous personal support, Friends of Kisumu Center ensure administrative expenses can be kept at a minimum, and as much funding as possible can go directly to help the children.
As a Friend of Kisumu center volunteer, you will become part of the kisumu center…Continue
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Kids In the Woods Initiative—K.I.W.I.
Registration Week continues!
Please join us in beautiful Rouge Park on Wednesday morning, April 17 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, or Saturday, April, 20 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM for our Registration Days!We are excited to meet you and your child, as we…Continue
Added by Mark Yearwood on April 16, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments
A desert child gets to wear her rain boots once a year. photo by AdQ
I wonder if someday, one of my children will say, "Mom, the thing I remember most about growing up in Reno is all…Continue
Added by Tara de Queiroz on April 14, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments
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Added by Mudpie Mama on April 13, 2013 at 2:55pm — No Comments
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As winter wanes here are two books to put on the winter reading list for next year.
Earlier this winter, Jessica, our local librarian, visited the Explorer’s classroom. She always chooses fun, beautiful, interesting books that have a nature theme or are just off the presses.
Librarians are a great resource when looking for books to share with children. And nature-based books provide a wonderful way to introduce and connect children to nature.
These are the…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on April 2, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Teaching respect for all living beings, as well as for each other, for our families and for ourselves is paramount to the Cedarsong Way. We were so encouraged to hear a 2 year old caution the other kids not to step on a bug and a 4 year old then chime in "because it’s a living being". One day, we noticed a root becoming exposed by our digging and talked about it with the children. We collectively decided to move to another digging spot to protect the plant’s root. We teach the children how…Continue
Added by Erin Kenny on April 2, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments