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A Win Win Saturday: Urban Farming & Kids Volunteering

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…


Added by Alice Savage on September 11, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Albany's Youth Ed-Venture & Nature Network Get Outdoors and Learn

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…


Added by Suz Lipman on August 31, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Holistic Development Courses for Youth

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…


Added by Kelli Carmack on August 30, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Paddling on Black Oak Lake

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…


Added by Stefan Anderson on August 27, 2013 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

Capture the moment - FOREVER

Taken from my bog - Mywishingrock.blogspot.com



After a wonderful but windy afternoon walk around the woodland near school, my children began to talk about the afternoon’s experiences.

Dianne said how much she enjoyed the walk in the long grass around the trees. “Everything was beautiful, Mr. Paull…………….everything smelled dead good. Did you hear the wind, though?  It was making a…


Added by John Paull on August 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

We Protect What We Love

Our Children are the Caretakers of Tomorrow: In this book we celebrate nature and art, opening the hearts and minds of children - inspiring them to explore the wonders of the natural world and thier own unique creative…


Added by Marghanita Hughes on August 24, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments




Milwaukee, Wisconsin – September 8th, 2013 – Tropic Life Pets is presenting Tales From the Bug Whisperer (EXTREME EDITION).  Award winning film producer, educator and entertainer Antonio Gustin (aka “The Bug Whisperer ™”) of Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo is teaming up with Natural Art Promotions.  The greatest…


Added by Antonio Gustin on August 22, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Honouring the Life of a Tree With Kids

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Added by Diana Fedora Tucci on August 14, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

Honouring the Life of a Tree With Kids

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Added by Diana Fedora Tucci on August 12, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Keeping the Enchantment of Childhood Alive

If you answer YES to all of these questions you may wish to join this amazing journey in helping to grow "The Garden of Love"

1. Do you wish to help keep the enchantment of childhood alive?


2. Do you believe that picture books and telling stories are important in a child’s life?


3. Do you care about the future of our Natural World?


4. Do you believe in nurturing compassion, love, truth, respect and peace in our…


Added by Marghanita Hughes on August 11, 2013 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

Enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower this Weekend

This post originally appeared on Slow Family Online.

You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any. -- EarthSky Magazine


The annual…


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

Wrangling the Boys at Rainier National Park

(This post originally appeared on Wolfparents.com)


 The boys and I always spend several weeks in Seattle each summer.  Usually, the long days at my father’s place feel languid, but this particular summer has been a bit chaotic, with multiple friends passing through town and…


Added by Alice Savage on August 5, 2013 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Cam's Boulder Adventure

This post originally appeared in Wolfparents.com

Simon and I were sitting in the shade of a magnificent boulder and looking out over pristine Heather Lake in the North Cascades.  Suddenly, I…


Added by Alice Savage on August 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

K.I.W.I. Has A New Logo!

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Kids In the Woods Initiative is all about sparking a sense of wonder in kids for nature as they take a journey fulfilling our motto of "discovery from the outside in"!

We feel the children depicted in our logo capture the K.I.W.I. sense of…


Added by Mark Yearwood on July 30, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

UK, serious about butterflies.

The big butterfly count for butterfly conservation is happening now in the UK, July 20 through August 11.  They've developed a free smartphone app to track sightings of day flyers and there's a butterfly photo contest.  We love the organized effort to bring attention to our favorite species.   Here's the…


Added by Angela B Holland on July 20, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

2013 Family Nature Summit

The 2013 Family Nature Summit was a huge success!  Over 350 people from all over the country met in Bar Harbor, Maine for a week of hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, exploring, laughing, and learning.

Local ecology experts led field trips to areas around Mount Desert Island to teach about this area's unique habitats.  While other groups headed offshore on various sailing vessels - from kayaks to whale watching catamarans - to learn about the sea that surrounded us.  Truly an amazing…


Added by JS Hanlon on July 19, 2013 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

fly fishing camp

I run summer camp programs that serve 1100 children in Maryland. This year we introduced a fly fishing week and with little advertising and late registration.   Despite the late introduction, we enrolled 15 boys age 7 to 12.  The kids loved the week so much we will run two weeks of introductory fly fishing and one…


Added by Joseph Richardson Jr on July 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Tulsi, Holy Basil


When we started growing Tulsi, 7 years ago, we had no idea it was a Hindu Goddess in plant form, considered sacred and worshiped for over 5,000 years.  Thriving in our tropical conditions, this divine aroma begged to be investigated.  Native to India, it's the primary herb of Ancient Ayurveda known as "The Queen of Herbs."  When introduced to Christian's, they named it Holy Basil.  In the class of Adaptogens, alternative medicine calls it "a highly…


Added by Angela B Holland on July 17, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

The Benefits of Mud Play


Planting Sunflower Seeds

Added by Mudpie Mama on July 14, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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