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Boys and Girls Club Morning at the Meadow

On July 1, 2016, 25 5- and 6-year-olds from the Waltham, MA, Boys and Girls Club visited the meadow on the lawn of Christ Church Episcopal for a morning of activities. The children had a great time playing in the playhouse, listening while a counselor read a book on butterflies to them, drawing pictures of the flowers, and planting and watering plants. We gave each participant a wild flower to take home. We hope that the boys and girls will visit again soon.…

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Added by Barbara Passero on September 6, 2016 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Meadowscaping for Biodiversity recognized for work with local YMCA

The Waltham Y Meadow Club

 

An environmentally empowering, youth enrichment

program made possible through the partnership between

Meadowscaping for Biodiversity and the Waltham YMCA

 

Meadowscaping for Biodiversity is a project-based, outdoor, environmental education program with a vision of…

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Added by Barbara Passero on September 6, 2016 at 5:03pm — No Comments

A biophilic education

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction" ~ E.O Wilson

By 2045, the number of people living in cities will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion, adding 2…

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Added by James MacDiarmid on September 1, 2016 at 11:07pm — No Comments

New children's book on endangered shorebirds: The Birds, The Sea & Me. Anna Jarrett & Julie Sydenham in collaboration with students from NSW South Coast schools.

I'm excited to announce the publication of my children's picture book on the endangered shorebirds of the south coast NSW. It was written as part of a shorebird education project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust and hosted by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program. The program involved art and writing workshops as well as beach visits with six Shoalhaven schools, National Park rangers and shorebird volunteers. 

I was both the Creative…

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Added by Anna Jarrett on August 31, 2016 at 11:43pm — No Comments

A place in nature: a story of FLOW

Fascinated by what you find in the natural world? There are reasons for this and for these very reasons we must find ways to include this in our role as educators.

http://www.barefootnatureconnect.com/blog/2016/7/1/a-place-in-nature-a-story-of-flow

Added by James MacDiarmid on August 15, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Sharing the natural world through science and technology

"Whilst in transit we have been been recognised in the American press. "Founder of Barefoot​, James MacDiarmid​, and videographer Hayden Griffith​ prepare to enter Natural Trap Cave on July 13. Barefoot is an Australian noncommercial education content providing network that supports expedition work by creating short films to be shown in classrooms as well as to the rest of the public." …

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Added by James MacDiarmid on August 15, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Woods Project is Hiring! Houston, TX

The Woods Project of Houston, Texas is hiring two Fellows for the school year. Starting September 1st, the 9-month term will allow fellows to see all aspects of our programs. 

The Woods Project mission is to create wilderness education and exploration experiences that develop critical behaviors needed for disadvantaged students to achieve success in school and life.

We are currently hiring two Fellows, a Communication and…

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Added by Katie Jablonski on August 5, 2016 at 10:27am — No Comments

Going into the Woods Inspires a Child's Imagination

Each time I go into the woods - or ride my bicycle on the parkway trail near my home - I see something that captures my attention. On this specific day, I stopped to marvel at the new home for a fairy. For the family who found this fairy her new home, they made the connection between imagination, play and…

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Added by janice kelley on June 22, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Friday Photo

Rocco leaned down to look at the moss.

In a hushed voice he said, "It sparkles."

Then he reached out and touched the…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 27, 2016 at 7:45pm — No Comments

How do I feel about the ecological crisis?

I see constant reminders in the media and around me of the hurts of our land. Today I went on a rainy spring hike to my local nature spot and even there I found stakes in the ground delineating where there will be construction and the trees have already been cut down. I feel sad, I am grieving the loss of something dear.

The destruction of our earth is so very big, the timelines to…

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Added by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

Healing Spaces Therapy Welcomes You

Hello, and welcome to Healing Spaces Therapy. I'm so happy to begin this journey of wellness with you. 

Even if you are not looking to do therapy but you are someone who values nature and are interested in ways to deepen this, please feel free to contact me. I am grateful to be part of broadening our wellbeing to include the whole earth.

www.healingspacestherapy.ca

Added by Melissa Clews-Hunt on May 5, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

Missouri River Teacher Workshop & Summer Camp!

The Missouri River is historically significant, ecologically diverse, culturally important, and right outside many American’s back door. Missouri River Relief, a non-profit organized to connect people with the river, now has two new ways for you to connect your community, educators and students directly with this national treasure.

The Missouri…

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Added by Kristen Schulte on May 3, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Unwind in Nature

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”  — Ansel Adams

Added by Ann Courcy on May 1, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Children in nature

Children love to go out on Nature hikes.  Our teachers include yoga into our curriculum. Such a great #Mindfulness education at our…

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Added by Suzanne Gabli on April 25, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

Spring time-Being Green

We are very excited to except this award for our 6th school year as a Michigan Green School.  This is our first year as an Evergreen status.  We received acknowledgment for 20+ points for our conservation efforts. 

Added by Suzanne Gabli on April 25, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

If I Were a Tree

If I were a tree, just for the day,

Would my perspective change on what humans say?

Mankind states nature is wild and free,

But is that what I would discover and what I would see?

I would find root systems that communicate things,

And perhaps observe people as the wild beings.

I’d witness them breathing in what I breathe out,

And know we were connected without any doubt.

I’d notice nature living in complete harmony,

While plenty…

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Added by Susanne Heaton on April 22, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Skunk Cabbage, it's here!

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love I love skunk cabbage. It is one of my favorite signs of spring. As a child, I would carefully navigate the edge of brooks and swamps, making sure not to step on skunk cabbage plants. It was fun to be a bit scared of the potential stink, though the fear of the smell was worse than the smell itself.

Each year, as the light changes and the air warms, I…

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Added by Ann Courcy on April 18, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

K-12 Outdoor Education in Tillamook Oregon: a model for the nation

Check out this tremendous program from a small coastal town in Oregon. You will be blown away.

Added by Rex Burkholder on March 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Oregon group seeks to fully fund Outdoor School for All Oregon students

One page fact sheet on Outdoor School for AllNEWS RELEASE Contact: Darcie Meihoff, on behalf of Outdoor School for All, 971-998-3782 or darciepdx@gmail.com…

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Added by Rex Burkholder on March 4, 2016 at 9:47am — No Comments

What We're Doing in the Woods After School

North Branch Trekkers is an outdoor based after school program for children in grades 4 through 8.  It is run out of the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier, VT and meets every Thursday, throughout the school year… really, it is me and a bunch of kids goofing off in the woods.  But that goofing off is important and when done in a thoughtful…

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Added by Ken Benton on February 19, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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