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Marghanita Hughes's Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (5)

We are of the Earth

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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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Added by Marghanita Hughes on October 14, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments

Richard Louv Connecting with Kids through Nature Art

"Never before in human history have children lived so remote from nature," said Louv at a Community Action Toward Children's Health event on Saturday at Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts.

"As computers take over more of our lives, it is so important to get kids outside for activity and play where they are engaged and use their imagination.…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on December 13, 2012 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

Creativity - Learning Outdoors

"Creativity," says Ken Robinson, "is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status."







Creativity involves putting your imagination to work.



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Being Creative In Nature - Trees and Leaves



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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 15, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

What's Your Childs Favourite Outdoor Activity?

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LINDSAY LOVES TO CHASE SQUIRRELS.

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of sharing time outdoors with a class from Peachland Elementary. I was visiting the school to help promote the "Let's Go Outside Revolution". Schools and teachers can play a big part in helping children connect with nature. Here are just a few of the topics we will cover for the video series.

  • Bringing nature to the classroom.
  • Green your schoolyard - start a vegetable…
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Added by Marghanita Hughes on May 31, 2011 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

Art Attack In The Garden

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We move to our new house this week and while clearing out his room, Samuel found a blank canvas. "Oh mum, can I do a splat painting for my new bedroom?"

"Of course you can Samuel" I said and gladly handed him my basket of paints.

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He headed out to the back garden and lay his blank canvas on the snow.

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Samuel was in his element.

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He was completely and utterly free, wild and spirited…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on January 13, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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