Dave and I have begun the trip home (using modes of transportation that are much faster than our …Continue
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This article was written by Maureen Hanzel when she and four other folks affiliated with Shedd Aquarium joined the North American Odyssey, canoeing on the Yukon River…Continue
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I work at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), located in eastern Pennsylvania, near the Delaware River. Our mission is to advance environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor…Continue
Added by Molly Jane Check on January 10, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments
As the education coordinator for Volcan Mountain Foundation I would like to bring kids onto the mountain for a near-by nature program...the funny thing is...here we are in the country, yet we will have to bus the kids there; while in the City of San Diego you have your canyons near-by for many kids to walk to!
We are currently creating an education program as part of their science framework experience, by getting them up on the mountain to learn about their own back-yard. We have been…Continue
Added by kathleen beck on January 7, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments
This silence in the timbers.
A woodpecker on one of the trees taps out its story.
Added by Page Lambert on January 5, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments
When the weather gets colder and the leaves fall off the trees, it's easy to stay inside and
forget about the opportunities for outdoor recreation. The winter is a great time to hike
or camp, as long as you are adequately prepared for the activity. Your children will appreciate
the added challenges involved in winter camping.
When you are getting your gear together, don't forget a digital camera, and binoculars. …Continue
The Sow Bug is a small humble little guy. They are common in gardens though tend to stay out of sight. Sow Bugs seem skilled at getting into your house as well. This is especially true if you have an older home or one without a finished concrete basement. In Newfoundland they are commonly called wood lice, carpenters and even boat builders.
Sow Bugs can be found gathered at near rotting wood so are considered pests by some. However most of the time they are content to remain in…Continue
Added by For the Love of Nature on January 4, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments
Join Kari Svenneby, founder of ActiveKidsClub.com, for a complete guide to how to start your own Outdoor Playgroup, embrace the season with fun activities and get out there as a family.
She'll share the story of ActiveKidsClub.com, how it grew
from one Norwegian mom living in Toronto who just wanted her kid to meet
other kids outside to…
My recent visit to Twillingate, on Newfoundland's northeast coast, inspires this departure from my usual bug postings. Just 2 days ago on December 26 I was in the community for a visit. The province had experienced a few weeks of strong winds and high tides. Normally at this time of year the snow has arrived making hiking trails inaccessible. Not this year. The trails are wet but there is no snow.
I left Durrell and hiked…Continue
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It's an amazing thing - something in the back of our ancient brain tells us to avoid bugs; to jump, scream and squish any that come near. Of course there is a good arguement for learned behaviour. A young child will most likely pick up a bug and examine it; one who sees fearful responses may respond likewise. Many of our behaviours come from observing the norms of those around us.
So, are you scared of bugs - is it a phobia? You may recall a movie called Arachnophobia? …Continue
Added by For the Love of Nature on December 18, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments
A Crack in the Night is an engaging, educational and entertaining book written for 3rd to 7th graders to encourage outdoor discovery, introduce the nature of science & to motivate students to create unique science projects.
Available through most online stores & at story-express.com
The Children & Nature Network is invited to attend an online storytelling event and I posted it on the…Continue
I just stumbled across this article, “Going outside—even in the cold—improves memory, attention,” that the TKF Foundation posted on their Facebook page, which is so timely given a conversation I had this…Continue
Added by Naomi Sachs, ASLA, EDAC on December 15, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments
I'm new to this place but I share your interest in getting kids connected with the big wide world.
It's winter here in upstate NY where I work and play so I have more time to write and read about that effort. Most organized kid activity outdoors here happens in warmer weather.
“I don't think we celebrate the lakes enough” says Sandy Bihn, founder of the Lake Erie Waterkeepers group. I agree with her. It seems like all we ever see in…Continue
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