February 2011 Blog Posts (30)

It's time to plan your IditaNature challenge!

IditaNature is just around the corner - it starts Saturday, March 5, just like the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race! Challenge your kids, family, friends, or students to spend as many minutes outside as the Iditarod is long in miles...so 1,150 minutes or 17+ hours over two weeks. If they meet the challenge, the reward can be whatever you dream up. Prizes of outdoor gear or doing something fun together in nature: go out for ice cream,…

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Added by Carmen Field on February 28, 2011 at 11:15pm — 2 Comments

Strength by Numbers

I am currently joining forces with Dr. Joe Baust of Murray State University to introduce his former Environmental Education students to the Children & Nature Network.  We are currently in the process of contacting his past EE students and encouraging them to become members of the Children & Nature Network.  We are hoping to expand this online community of people who share a passion for nature. 

I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Children & Nature…

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Added by Diana Hunt on February 27, 2011 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

Reflections from the 2011 Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference

 

I recently got the chance to represent the Sierra Club Youth Delegation at the 2011 Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference in Washington D.C., February 7-10th.  In preparation to speak on the panel entitled Sowing the Seeds for a Greener Future: Preparing Youth for a Green Economy, I started to reflect on what has given me the employment opportunities I’ve had so far in environmental-related…

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Added by Matthew H. E. M. Browning on February 23, 2011 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

The Lower Mainland Green Team in BC

Looking for a constructive way to help the environment? 



We’re a group of people from all over the Lower Mainland who get together once a month (sometimes more) to help an environmental group, non-profit organization, charity or city tackle an environmental issue that needs co-operation and teamwork to get done. Gloves and tools will be supplied as well as refreshments! If you care about the environment, this is the group for you! Some activities will include:



• Pulling… Continue

Added by Lyda S. on February 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Video: Exploring the relationship between children and nature.

I wanted to share this video titled Logos vs Leaves  from UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (via iTunes University). Middle school students, a North Carolina governor, a teacher and a camp director (Sandy…
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Added by Karen Bryant on February 22, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

Wilderness Classroom Photos

Added by Amy Freeman on February 20, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Nevada Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

Nevada gets kids outdoors with a Bill of Rights - here's the website: 

http://www.nvoutdoorkids.org/

And here's my take on it:

http://www.desertusa.com/dusablog/?p=2074

Enjoy!

 

Added by ConEddie on February 18, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

A Sled Dog's World



In last week's Cast Your Vote, students chose the topic to focus on for this week.  The vote was overwhelmingly in  favor of learning about how the sled dogs communicate and work as a team.  We decided to consult an expert on this topic. . . so this week's Notes from the Trail is written from the perspective of Fennel the sled dog.

Bark bark.  Oh!  Excuse me.  I forgot that you don't speak dog.  Sorry about that.  Well, I am Fennel.  To find out more about me, check out my…

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Added by Amy Freeman on February 15, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Creative, Celebratory Experience of Nature and Ancient Customs

 

Engage younger and older people in gardening by constructing a labyrinth from flower bulbs.



The labyrinth can provide a unique, facilitated alternative to traditional playground activity, and the process promotes planning, collaborating and sustainable community connection.



Organize a planting, and enjoy the labyrinth as a temporary and beautiful construction that can be mowed after the bulbs…
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Added by Randy Eady on February 11, 2011 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

Polar Bear Rules

 

By Russell Gienapp from http://www.activekidsclub.com/fresh-air-living/feature/tiger-moms-vs-polar-bear-moms.html



Much attention has been given to the iron handed…

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Added by Kari on February 10, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Norman Wells Historical Society

Today we visited the museum in Norman Wells. Thank you for choosing it in last week's Cast Your Vote.…

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Added by Amy Freeman on February 9, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Nature Circles in South Africa!



The Warriors of the Rainbow!

Dr. Alice Ashwell was inspired to invite the children in her neighbourhood in Cape Town to join her for some nature circle adventures! While walking in Zandvlei Nature Reserve, each of the children from Vrygrond decided on one thing they would do to help the circle of life. To celebrate their commitment, each made a rainbow warrior headdress.  Go to…
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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

We love your creativity!

Teen Nature Circle

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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments

CBeyond Volunteers with HON



A big thanks to all the great volunteers from CBeyond who helped us put together another 3,000 Nature Circle Card Sets!

Check out more photos below to see how volunteers from the GAP, Advent Software, Barclays, Genetech, HOBA, NetApp, Kaiser, PG&E, Adobe, Google and CBeyond helped us put together over 33,000 sets of cards!

Volunteers make our CARDS FOR KIDS program possible.

So a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers! Hands On Bay Area! and each of…

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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

GoogleServe Volunteers!



We had a great day at GoogleServe. The volunteers from Google were so enthusiastic and helpful!

Check out more photos below to see how volunteers from the GAP, Advent Software, Barclays, Genetech, HOBA, NetApp, Kaiser, PG&E, Adobe and Google helped us put together over 30,000 sets of cards!

Volunteers make our CARDS FOR KIDS program possible.

So a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers! Hands On Bay Area! and each of the…

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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

A great day with Adobe

 

 

On May 12th, 2010, we had another wonderful group of volunteers eager to help us get more Nature Circle Cards put together. Thanks to Adobe, we have completed over 2,000 more sets.

Check out more photos below to see how volunteers from the GAP, Advent Software, Barclays, Genetech, HOBA, NetApp and Kaiser helped us put together over 21,000 sets of cards!

Volunteers make our CARDS FOR KIDS program possible.

So a big THANK YOU to all…

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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Volunteers from PG&E

 

We had the pleasure of working with the mail services department at PG&E. Everyone was so friendly and worked really hard, making over 800 sets of cards! Thank you all for your hard work.

Check out more photos below to see how volunteers from the GAP, Advent Software, Barclays, Genetech, HOBA, NetApp and Kaiser helped us put together over 18,000…

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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Volunteers make our CARDS FOR KIDS program possible

 

Avery Cleary with Alycia Thompson

 

We just returned from another great volunteer event at Kaiser thanks to Alycia Thompson who was at our last Kaiser volunteer event and was so enthused that she helped us set up another day. It was great to meet some more wonderful people from Kaiser…

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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Thank you NetApp for your support!

Thanks to NetApp for a great Volunteer day! We worked with over 30 volunteers who put together more than 1300 Nature Circle card sets.

Check out more photos below to see how volunteers from the GAP, Advent Software, Barclays, Genetech, HOBA, Kaiser and NetApp helped us put together over 17,000 sets of cards!

Volunteers make our CARDS FOR KIDS program possible.

Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Thanks you HOBA!



Hands On Bay Area (HOBA) has been amazing at helping us connect with companies that are wanting and willing to donate their time putting together Nature Circle Cards to help support our Cards for Kids program. Recently, HOBA staff as well as their board of directors volunteered as well.

We had a lot of fun…

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Added by Avery Cleary on February 7, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

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