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Dakota Goes to Ludington, MI

May 27, 2014

on way to lighthouse I had a dream the other day that I walked down a very long pier. I was in a place that was called Ludington in Michigan. People were sunning on the sand and dipping their toes in the icy water. The pier seemed to go on for days...Ludington's history belongs to logging and the incorporation of sawmills in all the surrounding areas back in the 1800s and also became a major Great…

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Added by Dakota Goes on May 29, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Cooperation!

Latest Blog Post on Earth & Rosie explores how nature can help us teach kids about cooperation.  From ants to dolphins, check out some examples  that are easy to share! 

http://www.earthandrosie.com

Added by Rosie Emery on May 20, 2014 at 5:22am — No Comments

Teacher's Kit for Literacy/Science grades 3-5

New from Ink Pinn Press, a teacher's kit based on the book Three Green Rats, An Eco Tale. Kit includes books, posters, postcards, bookmarks, stickers, and eco-projects kits can do at home or in the classroom. Kits can be customized, starting at $40. E-book available through…

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Added by Linda Mason Hunter on May 15, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

Go Outside And Play!!!

Go Outside And Play!!!

By Renee Sherkness

http://reneesherkness.webs.com/

Remember when we were children and we often would hear our parents…

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Added by Renee Sherkness on May 13, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments

DO WE STILL NEED EARTH DAY ON THE CALENDAR?

DO WE STILL NEED EARTH DAY ON THE CALENDAR?

YES!

By *Renee Sherkness

When I completed researching my last book Winston the Whale And The Blanket Of Darkness, about a Humpback Whale, Winston and the perils he faces due to the increasing pollution to our oceans and beaches, I sat at my computer…

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Added by Renee Sherkness on May 13, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

Back to Nature, Classroom Connection

My wife and I have applied for a new non-profit in Arizona, Back to Nature, Classroom Connection. We have been doing family/kids natural resource education for many years in several states. We noticed SE Arizona has many natural resources yet the children don't know what's outside their homes or computer screens. This organization is designed to get kids from the Southeastern region of Arizona to connect with nature and open up a whole new world for them. We will be working with…

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Added by Daniel W Best on May 13, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

A Bluebird For Millie

"I want to catch a bluebird for Millie," Stephen declared one day after school.

"Catching a bluebird might be tricky. Maybe you could help Millie create a bluebird environment at her house. If she's successful, a pair of bluebirds might move in, build a nest, and have a family right in Millie's backyard. Millie could watch their activity, learn about bluebirds, and…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 13, 2014 at 4:16am — No Comments

Three Green Rats, An Eco Tale

An excellent book for ages 6 to 12 teaching kids to live in balance with nature. A fun, hopeful fable, good to read out loud. www.threegreenrats.com. contact Linda@threegreenrats.com. Available on Amazon, print or Kindle.

Added by Linda Mason Hunter on May 12, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Reflections on and lessons learned from the first three outings of a new family nature club

The first outing of Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN) was on Sunday March 23, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland.   We had over 120 people signed up before I closed the event to any further registrants because 1) I didn't know what I would do with that many people on a hike and 2) I had paid to have the Maryland Department of Natural Resources come out and give a Scales and Tales presentation and I would have to pay extra for every person over 100 that showed up.   I learned a couple of great…

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Added by Chiara D'Amore on May 10, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Starting a New Family Nature Club: The practicalities of going from the inspiration to the realization

Inspired by participation in a Children and Nature Network (C&NN) Grassroots Gathering, in the fall of 2013 I began planning to start a family nature club in my hometown of Columbia, Maryland.  The C&NN has created a Nature Clubs for Families Toolkit that is an essential guide to creating a new club. My copy became quite dog eared and note-filled as I sought to heed the guide’s credo of “Do it yourself. Do it…

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Added by Chiara D'Amore on May 10, 2014 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Family

http://http://www.earthandrosie.com

Cute baby foxes and leaping dolphins remind us that family is alive and well in the animal kingdom.  

Added by Rosie Emery on May 10, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

May 2, 2014 I am on my #dakotagoesusa trip and the first stop is Grand Canyon National Park!It's a big hole in the earth cut by the Colorado River.  The river has been running through it for millions…

May 2, 2014

I am on my #dakotagoesusa trip and the first stop is Grand Canyon National Park!view from rim It's a big hole in the earth cut by the Colorado River.  The river has been running through it for millions of years to help carve into the rock and make this giant canyon 6,000 feet (1800 meters) deep.  That is…

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Added by Dakota Goes on May 3, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Earth Day

Celebrated Earth Day with children from a school in India. We went on a bare foot walk to feel the earth, touched what was on her and picked them up. These were used to make posters and book marks to share with friends and teachers. We shared our feelings for the earth and what it meant for us.…

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Added by chitra nandan on April 30, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments

Mombie Tonic

http://onnaturestreet.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/mombie-tonic.html

"Today, the long-held belief that nature has a direct positive impact on human health is making the transition from theory to evidence to action... And many of us, without having a name for it, are using the nature tonic. We are, in essence, self-medicating with an inexpensive and unusually convenient drug…
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Added by Claire Lock on April 29, 2014 at 4:24am — No Comments

TODAY!!! in the OC Register

Hello Friends
The upcoming road trip that I am calling Dakota Goes USA is featured on the cover of today’s pet page of the Orange County Register Newspaper.  The story can also be viewed if you are an online subscriber at the following link. (subscriptions can be done on daily basis of $2)  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/zavala-611445-dakota-says.html
I’m excited to get…
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Added by Dakota Goes on April 28, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

Earth and Rosie!

 Started a new Blog called  Earth and Rosie which aims to provide parents, teachers, or anyone looking for fun, educational content, and deas for teaching kids earth stewardship and sustainability.  Drawing from a variety of sources that include the Little Earth Charter, Curious Kids TV and my own eco songs, the blog will share new posts once a week.

I've been working as an environmental educator, singer/songwriter and kids TV…

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Added by Rosie Emery on April 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Nature is a Puppy

Finding meaningful connection with nature is difficult for the average urban dweller. Some of us simply don’t know how—without a prescribed activity, we are at a loss. Others are bored unless nature offers something tangible, like something to speed through, climb up, jump over, or zip past.

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http://www.dahndesign.com/2014/04/22/nature-is-a-puppy/…

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Added by Denise Dahn on April 22, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Dakota Goes USA

Hello Friends!

Follow us across the United States on DakotaGoes.com and help raise funds for CHOC (Children's Hospital of Orange County) and C&NN (Children & Nature Network). We will travel through nature beginning May 1st to inspire kids and parents to get outside and have some fun. Go to www.dakotagoes.com and click on the Dakota Goes USA page to find out about our…

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Added by Dakota Goes on April 21, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Registration for the 2014 Manitoba Nature Summit has begun!

We are super excited to announce that we have begun registration for the 2014 Manitoba…

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Added by Corine Anderson on April 18, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

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