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
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…Continue
Added by Chiara D'Amore on May 10, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chiara D'Amore on May 10, 2014 at 9:59pm — No Comments
Cute baby foxes and leaping dolphins remind us that family is alive and well in the animal kingdom.
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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 of years to help carve into the rock and make this giant canyon 6,000 feet (1800 meters) deep. That is…Continue
Added by Dakota Goes on May 3, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Rosie Emery on April 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Denise Dahn on April 22, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
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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Last month the Nursery class at The Miquon School in Conshohocken, PA, continued our investigation of how all living things are connected and how we rely on each other and other living things to meet our needs. Our field trip to Weavers Way Co-op gave us a closer look at the farm-to-market process and…Continue
Perhaps it’s because he’s my second child and the crazy obsessiveness I exhibited with my first child has left me… mostly. Perhaps it’s because I thought our little adventure wouldn’t take us very far from the car and, honestly, I really didn’t want to carry anything. I’m not sure why we started on our journey without a diaper bag but we did. And we learned an important lesson that day.
If your child drinks a lot they will require more frequent diaper changes. You’d think I would…Continue
Added by Jessica O'Connor on April 7, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Social media feeds are really delivering the goods on the nature play front. There's three things in particular I can't get out of my head: hummingbirds, pyramids and some super fresh…Continue
Added by Claire Lock on March 29, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not.
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot.
We’ll weather the weather whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.…Continue
Added by Claire Lock on March 24, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments
A new rainforest puzzle was recently introduced to the Explorer classroom. One of the best parts of working in an educational environment is that something as simple as a new puzzle can inspire lots of learning and collaboration.
The long colorful puzzle features many exotic birds and animals that live in the rainforest. As soon as the puzzle was completed, Ethan, one of the…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on March 24, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments