Added by Tonya McLean on June 30, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments
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Our Project! is called Pacha! Protector of Mother Nature. Pacha is a beautiful magic bird that wakes up to find its home, the Giant Tree Forest, very sick due to deforestation, acid rain and pollution. The object of the game is to explore the 2D forest collecting various objects…Continue
Added by Nature Things on June 30, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Do you want to get your own wings this summer?
Can you follow a spiral in a pine cone?…Continue
Added by Lisa Lillywhite on June 27, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments
Nature Rocks Homer's annual Family Farm Day in Alaska brought over 200 people - young and old - out into the sunshine this month!
Family Farm Day Gives Kids Dose of Vitamin "N"…
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For generations, parents have understood that playing outdoors is good for kids. Grandparents know that fresh air is good for a fussy baby. There’s even folk wisdom that says every person should eat a peck of dirt before they die! Science is now catching up with common sense as study after study shows just how beneficial nature is for us physically, cognitively, emotionally, and spiritually. It is worth taking a closer look at that peck of dirt…
Added by Julia Cadieux on April 2, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments
I compiled this list based on all the activities and playing I've done with my two kids over the past six years. Most of these are easy and free ways to be outside and have fun!Continue
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Added by Stacey Mackowiak on March 19, 2015 at 6:50pm — No Comments
This is a really fun experiment for kids to help with (or take lead on) and depending on how many seeds you have will take an hour or so to start. I think the best part, other than the vibrant red in the beet sprouts, was the wash of cucumber scent that was released as we checked on the cucumber seeds. It was seriously intense, and like a little burst of summer.
You can download the free printable photo tutorial and chart over in the …Continue
Added by Kris Antonius on March 17, 2015 at 6:41pm — No Comments
There is magic everywhere, what are the gifts of the season where you are?
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Added by Stacey Mackowiak on March 17, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Newsletter – February 2015
By Erin Kenny ©2015
February was again unseasonably warm and dry. Although we had some light morning frost towards the end of month, the forest floor has significantly dried out and we are beginning to shed our rain pants. We have noticed many signs of spring this month, including more insects, new birds, leaf buds and sprouts.
The children have found worms and black beetles beginning to emerge…Continue
Added by Erin Kenny on March 14, 2015 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Journey North is a citizen science program that tracks monarch butterfly migration. With the monarch population at a record low, children and educators can help by reporting their monarch sightings and sharing the monarch migration map.
The monarch map (below) can be embedded on your website, so readers can be part of this important conservation project. We'd welcome your participation!
Here's the Live migration map:…
Added by Journey North on March 6, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments
I am interested in getting my bird of prey related business more involved in my community. I have several projects in mind. First of all, the Kestrel and Owl nest box program, along with the elimination of the use of rodenticides in our environment. www.birdsofprey.net
Added by Karen-Kitty Carroll on February 21, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Coloring rice was the project of the day. White rice, water color paints, plastic bags, two teachers, and eight Explorers were the ingredients needed for this plan. Each child was asked, "What color rice would you like to make?"
"Blue, yellow, pink, light green, turquoise, dark green, orange, and purple," were the answers that rang through the classroom.
In teams of…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on February 16, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments
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New book available from MIT Press about how and why people engage in caring for nature and community in neighborhoods impacted by poverty, pollution, lack of green space, natural disaster, and ethnic conflict.
Krasny, Marianne E and Keith G Tidball. Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up. MIT Press. January 2015.
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