January 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Stories of Symbiosis

Scale Free Network has just published the art-science storybook 'The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon'.

This is the first story to emerge from the Microbial Symbiosis Storytelling Project.

As the name suggests, the project will tell stories about microorganisms (like bacteria, fungi and viruses) and the amazing intimate relationships they form with each other, and larger forms of life.

Our intention is to inspire children and adults to love our under-appreciated small…

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Added by Dr. Gregory Crocetti on January 30, 2014 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Teaching Stillness

Listen. What do you hear?  

Look.  What do you see?  

Breathe.  What do you smell?  

Touch.  What do you feel?

I continually ask my daughter to take a moment.  To…
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Added by Jessica O'Connor on January 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Visit E-Corps

Karan would like to invite you to visit the E-Corps site

Watch our Video About E-Corps - Meet our Crew!  …

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Added by Karan Barber on January 29, 2014 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Local Hikes

Jan. 27, 2014

We trekked Bear Canyon today and found cool, but ominous looking seed pods, fine sparkly dirt that Seamus wants to test with water to see if it will bond like clay, and we noticed all the things his instructor had talked about in Rocks class at the Natural History Museum; Boulders, pebbles, gravel, sand and silt to name a few...We had a nice discussion about the arroyo, the aquifer and why Bear Canyon was an important place to preserve and learn from.  Seamus noticed a…

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Added by Elisa on January 27, 2014 at 8:05pm — No Comments

The "Why" Behind the Blog

I am a nature-lover who wants to share that passion with my children. I am currently staying at home with my kiddos and am constantly looking for ways to maintain my…
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Added by Jessica O'Connor on January 27, 2014 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Chipper for Parks: RecycleCan ...Helps Support the Parks (link to activity print out)

Read how you and your kids can creatively support the parks!

“Going outside the classroom – and observing what is right there – that is where meaningful learning happens.” 

Lilian Katz, Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign…

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Added by Stephanie Rach-Wilson on January 12, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten's Emergent Curriculum - Dec. 2013

Forest Kindergarten newsletter –  ©Erin Kenny 2013

 

In the pacific northwest of the U.S., the time of winter solstice feels more like the middle of winter than the beginning. Our wet season begins in early fall and runs right through late spring! This year we have noticed some unusual activity in the plant world that seems to indicate spring rather than winter, such as new leaf buds emerging, hazelnut and alder catkins pollinating, increased bird activity and the…

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Added by Erin Kenny on January 7, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

Our World School ABQ No Child Left Inside

http://www.meetup.com/Our-World-School-Homeschool-Co-op

Love begins from a place no words can describe. Nature reaches this place with it's silent, gentle nudge to our sensibilities if we would just listen. Our boundaries are non-existent when it comes to nature and showing the respect it deserves. Reach beyond, with loving hands, what you think you know and learn more. BM…

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Added by Barbara MacFarlane on January 4, 2014 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

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