©Erin Kenny 2013
Autumn is palpable in the air and on the ground from chillier temperatures to permanently damp earth. We have all added more clothing layers this month and the children have been requesting their mittens more often. That being said, we also experienced several days this month when it was warm enough for the children (and two teachers) to go barefoot!
The children are noticing evidence of the changing season and there is a lot of…Continue
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I've just read the RSPB’s report Connecting with Nature and it makes for interesting although perhaps not surprising reading......
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A Journey in the wilderness: Essential milestone in a 21st Century Education?
"And so from the hills we return refreshed in body, mind and spirit, to grapple anew with life's problems. For a while we have lived simply, wisely and happily; we have made good friends; we have adventured well. The hills have taught us to be content in our faith and in the love of God who created them." (Frank Smythe…Continue
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The summit of Mount Monadnock was our goal on a sunny summer day. Friday night we camped at Monadnock State Park at the foot of this popular mountain. Monadnock is said to be the world's third most climbed mountain, behind Japan's Mount Fuji and China's Mount…Continue
I was writing notes for my speech for the Nature Education Conference in New Zealand and it sparked a visual idea that I had to draw. It seeded the theme of what will ultimately become the main thread of my talk.
We are of the Earth.…
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There's a grassroots movement trending in communities across the country. It started with a handful of tech-savvy pioneers and a few innovative educators. Slowly, it moved in to the mainstream, catching the attention of parents and kids searching for a better way. Forward-thinking businesses and avant-garde entrepreneurs saw the immense, untapped potential and jumped on board. Now, it's cropping up everywhere.
No, people aren't protesting on the city green or picketing the…Continue
Forest Kindergarten newsletter – Sept. 2013 ©Erin Kenny 2013
September was mostly dry and warm, with some drippy rain and foggy days. We had many barefoot kids right through the third week of September. In my experience, going barefoot is one of the most common experiences young children gravitate towards and these Forest Kindergarten children are all so thankful that they can go without shoes in the Cedarsong forest!
As the month progressed, the wet chilly weather…Continue
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Click Here! <-- Link to the Magnus Mud Run page on mytownpatriot.com. The Magnus Mud Run is put together by The Galloway Patriot, Galloway Township's hometown paper.
Please check out some awesome pictures from our June event in the album on my c&nN…Continue
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After a summer in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, my children and I returned to Houston, their father, and our little house in the middle of a tangle of freeways.…Continue
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Tree posters made with leaves and twigs by school kidsNature collage
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You are never too young to plant it forward.
The grackles are cawing from their perch on the telephone wire. Below, Simon, Cam and I are shuffling through the dirt looking for rocks. We pick up a brown clod and hit it with a stone. If it…Continue
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C&NN Associate Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi contributes the following:
Paddling Tivoli North Bay
On an easy Sunday morning this fascinating tidal marsh in Dutchess County, offered our group of inner-city youth, teachers and family members an up-close exploration of spectacular plants, interesting wildlife, and scenic views of the Catskills. With the superb eco-guidance and…
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Are you homeschooling and looking for some fun additional courses for you and your child? Or are you looking for something to supplement your child’s regular school education that will help him or her to thrive within that setting? These holistic development courses might be just what you are looking for. Each course varies in its length but maintains a similar…Continue
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Today after Sunday brunch nine students joined graduate fellow Paul Lovaas, my wife Jennifer and I for a paddle on Black Oak Lake. We started our journey from the shores of the Lowenstine Estate, the up north home of Conserve School’s founder Jim Lowenstine. As a group we maneuvered the 29…Continue
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