Added by Ann Courcy on May 1, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments
WILD PLAY: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors, by David Sobel
(published by Sierra Club Books, April 2011):
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…Continue
Added by David Sobel on May 1, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments
Volunteer nest monitor, Mr. Wright, tells us: "The chicks will spend a great deal of time sleeping and huddled together for warmth. What to look…Continue
Added by Deborah Mathies on April 28, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments
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SW and Boomer proudly announce the hatching of their first 2 eggs in 2011. Falcon fans watched and waited throughout Earth Day, April 22, until the next morning and were very surprised to see TWO chicks had hatched. It may be that SW did not begin incubation until the second egg was laid, which…Continue
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|Waiting for the stars to align on Mindego Hill. Photo by Frog…|
Added by Laure Latham on April 21, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments
Earth Day is on April 22nd . For the past few years, SW and her mate have helped us celebrate Earth Week with newly hatched chicks. This year the fourth egg was laid on March 23rd, and incubation usually lasts 33 to 35 days from the date the last egg, or the second last, was laid. When do you think the first egg will hatch?
Right now you can look for signs that point towards hatching. In the last few days before the hatch, the female often does…Continue
Added by Deborah Mathies on April 19, 2011 at 5:55am — No Comments
A few days ago, we were at a crossroads with my son's Club. It had started out as a homeschool project: build a website, talk to other kids all over the world. Then it morphed into educational resources and Family Empowerment coaching.
Due to the somewhat emotionally heavy nature of coaching, we decided to transfer the Empowerment series to my website but that left us wondering what we'd do with the Club. There was a huge hole in content. We wondered if we should call it a…Continue
Added by Pearl 'Penny' Lane, C.P.C. on April 17, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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Last night I was up late making banners and cutting strips of material for a cause I hold dear to my heart. Getting Kids Outside!
Tomorrow is the launch of the "Let's Go Outside" Revolution, a non-profit organization with a mission to actively engage children with nature. (Revolution Website launches 29th April).
The Let’s Go Outside Revolution is about growing a generation of happy…Continue
There are many ways to foster an early love of nature for your children and you don’t need to travel far to do this. You can go along to some local woodland or public park, or you can begin at home in your back yard. The beauty of nature is that it is all around us just waiting to be explored.
Collecting flowers and then pressing or drying them is an excellent way of teaching your children about the various plant life out there.…Continue
Added by Wendy NatureGifts on April 14, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2011
Jean Dorcus, Education Manager, Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center
(617) 983 8500 x6903
PEOPLE OF ALL AGES IN BOSTON PLAYED AND CELEBRATED DURING YOUTH-LED LET’S G.O.! (GET OUTSIDE)
(Mattapan, MA) – (April 14, 2011) – Children and families came together to play…Continue
A friend of mine recently posted the quote "Live the life you want your child to lead." Who originally said it, I have know clue. I shared the quote with my husband who was starting to feel guilty about his time away from our son, as he trains for his attempt to summit Denali (Mt. McKinley), the tallest peak in North America in June. While it is true, due to his demanding job and the training he doesn't get to spend as much time home as he wants, and sometimes I have to kick him out the door…Continue
Get Outdoors Month in the Northern Hemisphere heralds the arrival of spring. Down here in the Antipodes we're heading into Autumn. Even so, April as outdoors month still makes sense; gone are the humid steamy Sydney days that for a week this year didn't drop below 30 degrees with many days exceeding 40. So autumn and spring really are the best months to be outside for any length of time. Less need to slap on the sunscreen, hats and mozzie repellent, and like today, beautiful soft and gentle…Continue
Added by Charley Jones on April 8, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments
From my blog, the Daily Bird New England...
The results of the 2011 Focus on Feeders were published this week. Focus on Feeders is a national event, sponsored in Massachusetts by…
Added by Alexander Dunn on April 7, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
There is just something so cute about frogs; maybe it’s because of all the fairy tales about kissing frogs and turning them into handsome princes, or maybe Kermit has done his fellow frogs a great service and turned them into the loveable fellas they are. Whatever it is the little creatures are fascinating to us and to our eager-minded little nature explorers.
Following the life cycles of frogs from tadpole to adult frog is also an excellent way of showing your children…Continue
Added by Wendy NatureGifts on April 7, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Now that Spring is finally here, we try to walk or cycle home from school at least once a week. It takes about an hour – it’s up hill all the way!
But boy is it worth it…
I love the simple things in life-like sharing these precious moments with my children in nature- Magical!
(Note: He wears a helmet when cycling!).
Come on mum!
Half way view.…