The first six years of a child’s life are really important in their development. Being in nature ia a really dynamic place in which to learn.
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Grab a glass of wine, cup of hot chocolate or whatever you fancy and join us on our 4th online event on how to embrace winter and get your family outdoors.Continue
Added by Kari on February 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
This blog post has come from my regular blog, I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! But I thought visitors to Children & Nature Network might enjoy this too.
Whilst attending the 4th International Skogsmulle Symposium in Japan, several presentations were given. This is a guest post by Anita Egle, a Swede who resides in Germany and has run Skogsmulle sessions in Bavaria since 1989. It is a written…Continue
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In his inaugural address, President Obama made the environment a top priority for his second term. Many were surprised by his resolve. However I wondered…was this truly a shift in government policy, or was something else at work here?
As I began to look for answers, I was pleasantly surprised to find that many eco-friendly programs have already been set into motion and are gaining…Continue
"Songs for Junior Rangers" is a 20 song CD that was recently released by the National Park Service to help connect families to the parks through music. It covers a variety of topics from sea turtles to the Tuskegee Airmen in a diversity of music styles from hip hop to a polka to jazz, blues and more. Most of…Continue
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Groundhog Day, February 2, has basically everything going for it that I love in a holiday -- It marks a…Continue
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I just placed an order for 100 trees and shrubs. Keep in mind that I don't live out in the country, not even on a small acreage. I think 100 trees might be a bit much for my family's quarter-acre property, and we're not planning to surround our house with a forest.
Why, then, would I order so many? To start…Continue
Added by Alison Pearce Stevens on January 28, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments
As part of our ongoing Project FeederWatch unit, our class has been learning about the birds we observe at our feeders. These kids are amazing! They come into class every day excited to share stories about the birds they have seen at home -- they love to report that they are able to identify birds for their parents and are…Continue
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Do you work with middle and high school youth? Do you have teamwork and collaboration skill outcomes for your programs?
If so, we'd love your input into some new tools we are developing!
The Science Museum of Minnesota and University of Minnesota are working to develop surveys for program staff and evaluators to measure teamwork and collaboration skills in science and nature out-of school time programs. We are in the planning stage of developing these survey tools. We…
Added by Amy Grack Nelson on January 27, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments
I run an ecotherapy center in Brooksville, Florida. We have many different kinds of animals on our 10 acres. Most of our animals all get along with each other, but not on this day....
So two of our male geese, big white Chinese cresteds, attacked and tore apart a small black chicken yesterday while my husband David watched, aghast. Aside from the racial implications, the sociological problem of geese, ducks, and chickens living together was in our face. Again. A year ago, we had…
Added by Ali Baylor on January 24, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments
We should all be worried about the gaping psychological chasm separating humanity from nature. Indeed a strong argument can be made that bridging this divide deserves to be ranked amongst the most urgent 21st Century priorities. Yet so far the human-nature divide hasn’t even made it to our cultural to-do list.
For the past several decades, numerous scientists and environmentalists have been telling us that we must change our ways and strike a balance with nature, or face…Continue
Added by Scott D. Sampson on January 23, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments
It is very exciting time at Building Blocks Preschool. We just rolled out our new website and sharing our story. We have been sharing our story but not getting our…Continue
Added by Suzanne Gabli on January 17, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments
Welcome to Little Out Trippers - a Guelph, Ontario based company.
Planning a trip to Ontario? Discover our natural surroundings with a day trip introducing young children to adventure out tripping. Kids, bring your parents or caregivers to join in the fun. Food provided and guaranteed a good time, trips go out in all forms of reasonable weather.
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart. – Helen Keller
Being Green. Thinking Green. Outdoor Green. Garden Green.…