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School's Out. Now What? TeachGreen Summer Reading List

I am the mother of four children, three boys and a girl. I will always remember the sound of the school bus as it came to a stop outside our front door on the last day of class. I still associate its screeching brakes with the energy that was unleashed in my household the minute my exuberant kids raced through the back door, shedding book bags and uniforms as they ran. I learned early on that the best way to channel an over abundance of youthful enthusiasm (and preserve the sane existence I…

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Added by Elizabeth Milli on July 2, 2013 at 4:41am — No Comments

New e-book From Andrea Gordon and Toronto Star

Forest Kids:

Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside


By Andrea Gordon

Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn through free play, movement and hands-on experience in nature. Now, Canada is exploring the benefits of outdoor learning. Sangster Elementary in…

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Added by Kari on June 25, 2013 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

The Peace Tree: Plant, Explore, Play, Celebrate!

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Added by Diana Fedora Tucci on June 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A HOLISTIC EDUCATION OFFERING FOR THE NEW CHILDREN

After many years of teaching at-risk youth and youth diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders in both a regular school setting and day-treatment setting, I took a slight turn in the path and became a wilderness therapy field guide and substance abuse counselor at a treatment center for wealthy young adults.  While spending lots of time hiking in the woods, I frequently found myself pondering about what the solution for prevention could be.  As my personal spiritual path took…

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Added by Kelli Carmack on June 22, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Let the Forest Echo with Laughter this Summer

My wish for Summer is that all children, everywhere get to experience a "childhood summer" ....to be alive in nature, to feel it, breath it, taste it, smell it, see it, dance with it..wonder at it and with it.....to celebrate it!

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on June 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Join the Great American Backyard Campout June 22

This post originally appeared in Slow Family Online.

The Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 22. According to sponsors…

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Added by Suz Lipman on June 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

It's National Pollinator Week! Have Fun Attracting Pollinators to your Backyard

June 17-23 is National Pollinator Week. It's a week to celebrate and educate about pollinating animals, such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, which are extremely vital to our…

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Added by Suz Lipman on June 21, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Ain't no party like a dead fish party!

New blog post on decomposition - researching who ate the cool dead fish. 

http://beansandbunny.blogspot.ca/2013/06/the-decomposers.html

Added by Beans and Bunny on June 19, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

On the importance of dads

I first shared this on my blog: www.kidsandnature.ca .  I felt that, with father's day coming up, I would repost it. My dad is a pretty cool guy.

When I was about ten, my dad and I went for a walk in the woods nearby what we called “the old cottage.”  The old cottage was built by my great grandfather out of stone at Cedar Point, on Georgian Bay and Dad was doing what all fathers do, helping me experience a little bit of his childhood.…

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Added by Mike Bingley on June 13, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Up with the Lark

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Dawn Chorus

Added by Mudpie Mama on June 5, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Camping with a One Year Old. We're Doing It!

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Adventures in the Grass

Added by Mudpie Mama on June 1, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

A Beautiful Day

Dear friends, family and neighbors, 



I can’t begin to express how honored I am that Eliot Daley has endorsed me for the role of Fred Rogers in the upcoming biopic, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. 



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eliot-daley/who-can-best-fake-fred-rogers-sincerity_b_3319607.html



I first…

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Added by Danny Joe LaBrecque on May 31, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Ever had a Huck Finn Day?!

Ever had a "Huck Finn Day?"

No? Not even sure what that is? Well, our K.I.W.I. kids just had one! Check out our blog (at the link below) to find out what we're talking about, and to find out how your kid can live the adventurous life--K.I.W.I. style!…

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Added by Mark Yearwood on May 29, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

How will you help nature?

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Playing with Daisies

Added by Mudpie Mama on May 28, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Forest Kindergarten program is Pre-K Science!

     In America, we place such a huge value on measurable learning that we forget some times that children are learning every time they seem to be "just playing". There are wonderful ways to support the naturally scientific and inquisitive mind of a preschooler as is demonstrated in an excerpt from the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten monthly newsletter:

     "As the weather warms up, we have gotten out the paintbrushes several times to use with our black charcoal “paint”. The children…

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Added by Erin Kenny on May 22, 2013 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

The Great, Spring Bird Migration: Celebrate it With Kids!

Added by Diana Fedora Tucci on May 22, 2013 at 2:26am — No Comments

FedEx Launches Grow a Greener School Grant Contest

On May 13, FedEx launched the Grow a Greener School Contest on…

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Added by Chloe on May 17, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

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