May 2011 Blog Posts (27)

Nature Kids - A new feature length documentary on getting kids back into nature

The allure of video games, the demands of school, and the stresses of urban living have produced a generation of youth that spend 90% of their childhood indoors. What are the consequences of growing up so detached from the natural world and what can be done about it? Nature Kids is a family friendly, documentary style film with the aim of getting kids back into…

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Added by Kenny Ballentine on May 4, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

Falcon Watch - Name the Chicks

The Terminal Tower falcon eyasses will be banded by the Ohio Division of Wildlife on Wednesday, May 11th - and they need names.  The Ohio Division of Wildlife is giving us (along with others) the honor of submitting name suggestions, and we hope to have one of our names chosen – but it has to be a really good name for a falcon.  

 

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Added by Deborah Mathies on May 4, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments

Take it Outside - Color

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day to day-tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. I will challenge you to see and hear new things—to hunt the woods for wildflowers, to find shapes in nature, to sit by…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Falcon Watch - Chicks are growing

How many eyasses are in this bunch of fluff?  3 eggs have hatched.  It looks like the fourth will not, but this is not unusual.  Peregrine eyasses grow at an incredible rate.  By the time they are six weeks old they will be as big as their parents.   Each week you will notice changes in their appearance and behavior.  During the first week, the eyasses can’t do much -…

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Added by Deborah Mathies on May 2, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

"Hook Is A Codfish" Trail Bring The Kiddo's And Swim Suit Day

"Hook Is A Codfish" Trail Bring The Kiddo's And Swim Suit Day

This is a combination event of hiking, swimming, and picknicking.  Maybe even a BBQ Day will be in order.  This is either a great hike with a wonderful swim, or a fantastic swim with a sweet hike.  This hike will lead you to a beautiful 40 foot waterfall with lovely pools beneath smaller cascades.

This is an interpretive trail…

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Added by Robyn (Kool Breeze) on May 1, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Creature Feature – Fairy Shrimp

“We have fairy shrimp. They came from my friend’s vernal pond,” said the director of Schoolmates one morning as Stephen arrived for preschool. The fairy shrimp were swimming in tea-colored water in a large glass jar on one of the tables. Next to the jar was a magnifying glass. Stephen picked up the…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 1, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments

Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors

 



Excerpts from

WILD PLAY: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors, by David Sobel

(published by Sierra Club Books, April 2011):

 

from Introduction:

 

      Just as native plants are endangered and traditional cultures become globalized, a childhood of outdoor play is fading away. Outdoor play is like the forest that gets cut down lot by lot for the new housing development. Each…

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Added by David Sobel on May 1, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

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