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Nature Play The Day Away!

Close your eyes…

Think of one of your favorite memories as a child.

Does it involve being outside? How do you feel when you think of this memory and what feelings did you have as a child in this memory? For many people, when asked these questions, the response usually involves an outdoors experience with friends and/or family with lots of happiness, excitement, adventure, and satisfaction. My memory is when my brother and I used the swing set to create a mud…

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Added by Reid Park Zoo Education on November 24, 2017 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Natural Scientists Right from the Start

It's going to be another great year at Schoolmates. The new Explorers arrived in the rain on Wednesday, September 6. Everyone had raincoats and asked, "Are we going to hike today?" A little rain wasn't going to stop these enthusiastic children.

After some…

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Added by Ann Courcy on November 14, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

A Clearing in the Woods

It took two days of asking and bargaining, but I got Aurora and Stephen to take a hike with me. Actually, for months I have "led by example." I walk or hike whenever possible. Stephen and Aurora know my beliefs about exercise and being in nature, yet they fight my attempts to get them outside. When motivating children, "lead by example" gets you only so far. After that it's bargain,…

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Added by Ann Courcy on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm — No Comments

The Family Guide to a Mostly Screen-Free Summer

New Dream recently launched a new guide to help parents and caregivers (or anyone for that matter!) concerned about screen-time taking over their free-time this summer. The Family Guide to a Mostly Screen-Free Summer is chock full of ideas to help families reclaim their free time and resist the temptation to turn to screens in…

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Added by Casey Williams on July 28, 2017 at 2:06pm — No Comments

10 SUMMERS DOCUMENTARY

Our documentary trailer screened at the Vancouver conference.  Our doc is a multi-generational story about a unique summer camp in the Sierra foothills and the transformative power of nature on children.  It's about getting unplugged and outdoors!  Check out our Indiegogo campaign...

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/10-summers-documentary-nature-education#/

 

Added by Ellen Moore on July 21, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Nature Play comes to Reid Park Zoo

Close your eyes and think of one of your favorite memories as a child. Does it involve being outside? How do you feel when you think of this memory and what feelings did you have as a child in this memory? For many people, when asked these questions, the response usually involves an outdoors experience with friends and/or family with lots of happiness, excitement, adventure, and satisfaction. My memory is when my brother and I used the swing set to create a mud cookie factory. We would grab…

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Added by Reid Park Zoo Education on June 25, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Little Things

And then there is the world of little things, seen all too seldom. Many children, perhaps because they themselves are small and closer to the ground than we, notice and delight in the small and inconspicuous. With this beginning, it is easy to share with them the beauties we usually miss because we look…

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Added by Ann Courcy on June 24, 2017 at 9:36am — No Comments

Little Things

And then there is the world of little things, seen all too seldom. Many children, perhaps because they themselves are small and closer to the ground than we, notice and delight in the small and inconspicuous. With this beginning, it is easy to share with them the beauties we usually miss because we look…

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Added by Ann Courcy on June 24, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

Call for Submissions from Children & Young People

Hello!

I am part of a small group of co-editors from the UK, Australia, Canada, and the USA.  We are inviting submissions from children and young people (ages 0-25) on their experiences with nature, animals, and their ideas or concerns about environmental issues.  Our project is called the ChildhoodNature Companion and will be published by Springer Publishing.

The submissions can be anything, including poetry, art work, photographs, short stories, essays, opinion…

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Added by Joshua Russell on April 18, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

Believe in the power of outdoor learning and play?

“We are living in an age of unprecedented uncertainty and change. Nobody has a clue what the world will look like in five years’ time. And yet we’re educating children for it.”

Sir Ken Robinson

What can we do?

How about joining in Outdoor Classroom Day,…

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Added by Nick Gardner on March 30, 2017 at 12:50am — No Comments

WorthWild Is Here to Help

Dear C&NN members,

I’m writing to tell you about a free service that may be of value to you as you and your organizations pursue your eco-endeavors.  

WorthWild, a fee-free green crowdfunding platform, was built specifically for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, school groups and the like looking to fund projects, ideas and services that will help to protect and sustain the…

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Added by Kyle Pribish on February 7, 2017 at 8:53am — No Comments

5 Things To Consider Before Deciding On A Website Design Firm

It is internet world, and the conversion of PSD files into another format is the need of today's web development. There are number of web related services, those have significant value to make your all time presence in World Wide Web. It enables the increase the usability of website. Various conversions are taking place in web industry like PSD to HTML, PSD to XHTML etc. Whenever you see to hire service of PSD to HTML conversion, it is advised to consider the expert professional in web…

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Added by Calvin Zimmerman on January 31, 2017 at 8:11am — No Comments

​​To Think or Not to Think? In Nature There's No Question...

I recently posted a piece on FBook w/these images in relation to work I'm doing for the Functional Neurological Disorder Forum and several films (…
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Added by Randy Eady on January 26, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Cycling out of Summer

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…

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Added by Ann Courcy on December 7, 2016 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Monarch Magic

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…

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Added by Ann Courcy on November 21, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments

New Naturalist Awareness Illustrations 2017

Hello there fellow nature lover,

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…

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Added by Robert Rajabally on October 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Making the World a Better Place!

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…

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Added by Antonio Gustin on September 29, 2016 at 3:46am — No Comments

Symbiotic reflections

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…

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Added by James MacDiarmid on September 14, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments

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