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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…

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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…

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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)

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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Tulsi, Holy Basil

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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…

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

The Benefits of Mud Play

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Planting Sunflower Seeds

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

The Leveret Letters: Wild Tales By Mail to Re-Connect Children with Nature & Myth

Connecting Children to the Wild Magic of Nature Through Epistolary Stories …

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Added by Sylvia Victor Linsteadt on July 5, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments

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

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