May 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Education top of the Bill for the UK Government

The new UK Government's proposed education legislation is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of outdoor learning in the curriculum.



In her speech, on the 26th May 2010, the Queen announced 22 pieces of legislation and one draft that will form the new Governments legislative agenda in this Parliamentary session. With all the splendour of the State Opening of Parliament out the way, its time for the Government to get down to business and to education looks set to be top of… Continue

Added by Charley May on May 26, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mud Games: Try it...You'll LOVE it!

This week's Mud Games at The Wallow event in Homer, AK was more fun and…

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Added by Carmen Field on May 24, 2010 at 1:48am — 3 Comments

Archaeological Dig at The Cabin Path

The Cabin Path has many mysteries. Native American artifacts have been found here that include Mississippian pottery, rock tools, and arrowheads. Many times after a hard rain, the arrowhead points will simply "appear" on the top of the ground. I keep many of the artifacts in the Gathering Room for all to see and touch.…

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Added by Sarah Crutchfield on May 23, 2010 at 5:34am — 3 Comments

Outdoor Play at Cowgate U5 Centre

Hi Everyone


It's not often I flag up a posting on my blog. But this week I have a guest blogger, Lynn McNair, who runs the Cowgate U5 Centre in the heart of Edinburgh.


The place is an inspiration. Please do share this link with others. And have a look too! Nature play outdoors is a key theme.


Best…
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Added by Juliet Robertson on May 22, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Bike to Work and School Day





May is an especially great month to be a biker. Many U.S. and Canadian cities have declared Friday, May 21 to be Bike to Work and School Day. The League of American Bicyclists has declared the entire month of May Bike to Work Month. Their site lists… Continue

Added by Suz Lipman on May 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

An entitlement to outdoor education in England a step closer





The last three months have been an exciting time for The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s outdoor education campaign, with us making significant steps forward in our aim to get outdoor education onto the National Curriculum.…



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Added by Charley May on May 19, 2010 at 2:36am — No Comments

First Lady, Michelle Obama Wants Kids Outside!

What we have all been saying for years the White House is now pushing! This is good news for those of us with a passion for getting kids out of doors!

Here's a link:
http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/wenk.html

Enjoy!

Added by Karla Akins on May 17, 2010 at 6:08pm — No Comments

The Linking Trail.

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Added by Shawn Moriarty on May 17, 2010 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

Spring in California



Spring is in full swing out here in the foothills of Orange County California. And being a nature lover, I told my husband I thought it'd be fun to go for a hike up to our favorite vernal pool this weekend and he agreed.



Our two oldest kids' immediate response was "I don't want to hike all the way up there!" They'd been on this hike enough times to…

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Added by Naomi Goegan on May 17, 2010 at 2:56am — 1 Comment

The latest at TheNatureSchool

Two articles from Science Daily inspired me to focus on butterflies this week. Article on focused on the difficult winter that Monarch butterflies faced in their wintering grounds in Mexico, this year. The weather was cold and wet. This, along with habitat destruction threatened the overwintering butterflies. The second article focuses on creating butterfly oases to help their north/south migrations.



One of the greatest threats to all wildlife is habitat destruction. The same forces… Continue

Added by beth chase on May 16, 2010 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments

Journey Sticks at The Cabin Path

A workshop with the pre-school at the Waldorf School of Atlanta! Our day began with a discussion about our senses and the Journey Sticks that we use at The Cabin Path. The Journey Sticks are beaver chopped sticks covered with a brown lunch bag and a few nature provided materials and decorated to depict each of our 5 senses! They are carried on our trail walk and are held up when one of the senses is seen, heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. The sticks are…

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Added by Sarah Crutchfield on May 14, 2010 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Ferry Beach Ecology School's Curriculum Guide, a Great Resource for any Educator!

The ABCs of Ecology:

An Educator's Guide to Learning Outside


Only $24.95

Classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists - anyone committed to teaching children about…

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Added by Ferry Beach Ecology School on May 13, 2010 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

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It can be hard to get outside to play these days,but it's as important as,ever to let kids be kids. For decades Swedish parents have turned to

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Bringing back outdoor play means playing with friends! Start an outdoor playgroup where you live and create an outdoor playgroup and blog about it… Continue

Added by Kari on May 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

you will never believ there were some people that use to be my friends had a baby bird in a dr.pepper box and i am very mad about it i told them to get it out if my house its not fair for that little…

you will never believ there were some people that use to be my friends had a baby bird in a dr.pepper box and i am very mad about it i told them to get it out if my house its not fair for that little baby bird i am realy upset at them they always do things like that but they need to learn how to LEAVE NATURE ALONE! Continue

Added by raven daniell blevins on May 9, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

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