Even when August was fairly new, signs of autumn were starting to appear. I have always thought of summer as the months of July and August—two months of the year boxed off with hot summer weather for everyone to enjoy. But this year, I began to notice signs of summer fading and autumn approaching in early August.
First, I spotted a newly fallen acorn on the trail…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on December 7, 2016 at 8:35pm — No Comments
What happens when four monarch caterpillars are given to Schoolmates preschool? Monarch magic! Butterfly books are pulled out of storage and displayed on shelves.
Laminated photographs of the stages of metamorphosis are put on the table for the children to look at and put in the correct order. Yes, they know the correct order. Yellow, black, white, and green paints, crayons, colored…
Added by Ann Courcy on November 21, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments
I have been crafting a new style of naturalist illustrations to inspire and design new environment education materials, especially those based on Deep Ecology notions.
I am a professional Editorial Illustrator and Native English-Brazilian Portuguese Translator so your…Continue
Added by Robert Rajabally on October 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
HELLO CNN community! I have not posted things for quite a while. The reasons are as follows in the posted article. HOWEVER, I plan to be back, stay back and be a driving force for kids, nature and science. I have started a gofundme for my new venture that I think ALL of you will absolutely LOVE. Please check out and pass on www.gofundme.com/thebugwhisperer
For those of you short on time here is the 4 min rapid summary…
Added by Antonio Gustin on September 29, 2016 at 3:46am — No Comments
To understand sustainability we need to engage ourselves and others on a level that is both physical and emotional (psychological).
To engage others we must provide experiences of interaction led by curiosity, imagination, cooperation and reflexivity.
To engage we must provide that space in which all this naturally occurs, a space that personifies our biologically longing to learn.
This is the symbiotic experience which should be…
Added by James MacDiarmid on September 14, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments
On July 1, 2016, 25 5- and 6-year-olds from the Waltham, MA, Boys and Girls Club visited the meadow on the lawn of Christ Church Episcopal for a morning of activities. The children had a great time playing in the playhouse, listening while a counselor read a book on butterflies to them, drawing pictures of the flowers, and planting and watering plants. We gave each participant a wild flower to take home. We hope that the boys and girls will visit again soon.…Continue
Added by Barbara Passero on September 6, 2016 at 6:22pm — No Comments
The Waltham Y Meadow Club
An environmentally empowering, youth enrichment
program made possible through the partnership between
Meadowscaping for Biodiversity and the Waltham YMCA
Meadowscaping for Biodiversity is a project-based, outdoor, environmental education program with a vision of…Continue
Added by Barbara Passero on September 6, 2016 at 5:03pm — No Comments
"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction" ~ E.O Wilson
By 2045, the number of people living in cities will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion, adding 2…
Added by James MacDiarmid on September 1, 2016 at 11:07pm — No Comments
I'm excited to announce the publication of my children's picture book on the endangered shorebirds of the south coast NSW. It was written as part of a shorebird education project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust and hosted by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program. The program involved art and writing workshops as well as beach visits with six Shoalhaven schools, National Park rangers and shorebird volunteers.
I was both the Creative…Continue
Added by Anna Jarrett on August 31, 2016 at 11:43pm — No Comments
Fascinated by what you find in the natural world? There are reasons for this and for these very reasons we must find ways to include this in our role as educators.
Added by James MacDiarmid on August 15, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments
"Whilst in transit we have been been recognised in the American press. "Founder of Barefoot, James MacDiarmid, and videographer Hayden Griffith prepare to enter Natural Trap Cave on July 13. Barefoot is an Australian noncommercial education content providing network that supports expedition work by creating short films to be shown in classrooms as well as to the rest of the public." …Continue
Added by James MacDiarmid on August 15, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Woods Project of Houston, Texas is hiring two Fellows for the school year. Starting September 1st, the 9-month term will allow fellows to see all aspects of our programs.
The Woods Project mission is to create wilderness education and exploration experiences that develop critical behaviors needed for disadvantaged students to achieve success in school and life.
We are currently hiring two Fellows, a Communication and…Continue
Added by Katie Jablonski on August 5, 2016 at 10:27am — No Comments
Added by Ann Courcy on May 27, 2016 at 7:45pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments
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.
Added by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by Kristen Schulte on May 3, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments
Added by Ann Courcy on May 1, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments
Children love to go out on Nature hikes. Our teachers include yoga into our curriculum. Such a great #Mindfulness education at our…Continue
Added by Suzanne Gabli on April 25, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments
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, 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,
Added by Susanne Heaton on April 22, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments