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The Natural Foot: Loosing Faith in Instincts, Movement and Intuitive Sensation

Blogger’s Note:  This entry was inspired by the preposterous, though serious notion we (as humans) had "evolved" ourselves away from needing a Plantaris Muscle.  The plantaris muscle is used by animals in gripping and manipulating objects with their feet –…

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Added by Randy Eady on March 18, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Any Ideas?

Hey guys, as you may or may not know, we recently fired up HikeALot.com.  I have already featured a few worksheets for children to print out, with a few more in the works.  I was wondering if you had any ideas on things you would like to be featured on the web to help encourage more children to get outside.  If anyone would like to write a guest post, I'd love that.  I'm super enthusiastic about the potential, and would love to hear any comments or suggestions!

Added by Jody Elliott on March 17, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments

Falcon Watch - First Egg!

As dawn was breaking this morning, SW flew into the nestbox and laid her first egg. Congratulations, SW and Boomer!

SW usually has 4 eggs, and most peregrines have three or four eggs.  Some young females may produce less and some females may have five or even seven eggs, but it seems to be…

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Added by Deborah Mathies on March 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Official Web Launch!

Today is the official launch of our newest exciting venture: Hike A Lot, LLC!

Alice and I have fired up this new non-profit company to help encourage as many people as possible to get outdoors.  From the Hike A Lot site, we will feature video and text reviews of products that help make the outdoors more enjoyable and comfortable to families.  Aside from product reviews,…

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Added by Jody Elliott on March 15, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Save the Date for the KAEE 35th Annual Conference!

KAEE’s 35th annual conference will take place on September 16-17, 2011 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY.

This year’s conference theme is Environmental Education: Everywhere for Everyone. We all know that environmental education is at home in the forests and fields, but it has a well-established foot-hold in the cities as well. Urban gardening, green building design, and cleaner transportation are all areas of focus in population centers. Wherever people live, there is a need for… Continue

Added by Ashley Williams on March 14, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

Prince Charles' book Harmony

The other day I happened to look in my wallet and spotted a gift certificate for our local independent bookstore. I walked by said store and there in the window was Prince Charles staring out at me from the cover of his book Harmony. I had to buy it, and wow, what a great read it's been! It's a brilliant look at present-day environmental issues as reflections of our disharmony with the natural world. It also looks back at early design and architecture, showing how inextricably connected they… Continue

Added by Shirley Hunt on March 9, 2011 at 9:50pm — No Comments

In GPS Era, Map Reading Skills a Lost Art

 

Are GPS devices making us overly dependent on technology at the expense of learning about and orienting within our surroundings? Studies say they are. They also may be partially responsible for Nature Disconnect around the developing world.

 

There are positive aspects to GPS…

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Added by Suz Lipman on March 9, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Falcon Watch - Guarding the nesting territory

This nesting season falcon fans have been worried about challenges to Boomer and SW for their nest.  Here is SW’s new mate, Boomer.

SW’s mate from last year, Ranger, was in rehabilitation for many months after suffering serious head injuries and was finally released after his recovery in…

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Added by Deborah Mathies on March 9, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

Looking for Assistance

Currently I am looking for information regarding the newly implemented Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program in Ontario and getting kids outside in nature.

I am developing my thesis and wondering what is happening in Canada.  Contacts have directed me toward many international resources but I am curious about Canada.

The TDSB TOES programs are in the early stages of developing kindergarten outdoor education programs and I have looked at Montessori and Equinox (previously…

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Added by Jess Clausen on March 8, 2011 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Taking AuNatural out of Nature: Pixalated Play Could Have Serious Consequences

As most of us are well aware, virtuality already deprives many children of time spent in the 3-dimensional, natural world.  But is there danger in 3D?

Does mediated, 3D exposure alter the area in a child's developing brain responsible for processing 3D images as well?

One major…

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Added by Randy Eady on March 7, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Time Shared In Nature Gives Joy To All

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My heart is filled with joy as I watch my teenage daughter at one with nature. It is so natural, so pure.

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Like most girls her age, she is discovering being a teenager can be stressful.

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Time in nature allows her to reconnect with what is real, what is true.

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Sharing that time with her is precious.

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Our time spent together in nature not only calms us but brings us closer…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on March 7, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

"Green Play Prescription" Nature Deficit in Youth a Hinder to Future Economy; Grants Awarded

US Play Coalition Awarded 3 Research Seed Grants Last Month, Cites Research on Play as Critical to Health. 

Grants Sow Seeds for a Greener…

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Added by Randy Eady on March 7, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fairy Houses: Outdoor Imaginary Fun

 

http://www.youroutdoorfamily.com

 

Added by Jenni Frankenberg Veal on March 5, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

A Year Long Nature Comparison Between Hemispheres

For all of 2010, on my blog, Seasons South and North, I posted a monthly observation guide comparing the nature of a place in the northern hemisphere - Britain - with a place in the southern hemisphere - the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. I have gathered all of the posts together into one document and offer it here (as a link, I am afraid, as I could not manage to upload it here) to any who may find it useful:

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Added by Anne Morddel on March 5, 2011 at 1:59am — 1 Comment

Falcon Watch - courtship

The 2011 peregrine falcon nesting season is underway at Boomer and SW's home sweet home located on the 12th floor ledge of a skyscraper called "Tower City" in downtown Cleveland, Ohio (look for red label showing nestbox location).…

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Added by Deborah Mathies on March 4, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Join the "Let's Go Outside" Revolution

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Why I felt compelled to start up this organization: Like so many, I have been connecting children with nature for most of my adult life but it wasn't until several months ago that it really hit me how catastrophic the disconnection between children and nature had become and the consequences it has brought about. My heart sank when I read that children spend 90% of their time INDOORS. As a mother and a naturalist this disturbed me deeply. I…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on March 3, 2011 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

Falcon Watch - nesting season begins

Welcome to the 2011 "Falcon Watch" about the peregrine falcon - fastest creature on earth! We will study and watch one peregrine falcon family during nesting season, approximately late February into June. There has been a nestbox on the 12th floor of "Tower City" in Cleveland, Ohio since 1991.



SW is the resident mother falcon……  …

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Added by Deborah Mathies on March 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

It's time to plan your IditaNature challenge!

IditaNature is just around the corner - it starts Saturday, March 5, just like the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race! Challenge your kids, family, friends, or students to spend as many minutes outside as the Iditarod is long in miles...so 1,150 minutes or 17+ hours over two weeks. If they meet the challenge, the reward can be whatever you dream up. Prizes of outdoor gear or doing something fun together in nature: go out for ice cream,…

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Added by Carmen Field on February 28, 2011 at 11:15pm — 2 Comments

Strength by Numbers

I am currently joining forces with Dr. Joe Baust of Murray State University to introduce his former Environmental Education students to the Children & Nature Network.  We are currently in the process of contacting his past EE students and encouraging them to become members of the Children & Nature Network.  We are hoping to expand this online community of people who share a passion for nature. 

I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Children & Nature…

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Added by Diana Hunt on February 27, 2011 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

Reflections from the 2011 Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference

 

I recently got the chance to represent the Sierra Club Youth Delegation at the 2011 Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference in Washington D.C., February 7-10th.  In preparation to speak on the panel entitled Sowing the Seeds for a Greener Future: Preparing Youth for a Green Economy, I started to reflect on what has given me the employment opportunities I’ve had so far in environmental-related…

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Added by Matthew H. E. M. Browning on February 23, 2011 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

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