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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

Gardening: Fostering Compassion in Children

Compassion fosters a feeling of connectedness and peace

Gardening is all about Compassion

Gardening is a wonderful way to connect children with nature and foster compassion.

Gardening is tending to the soil with…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on March 5, 2013 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

We Want To Learn Outdoors

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Last month, whilst back home in Scotland, I heard about a primary teacher from Peebles who was running forest school classes. I was intrigued how she was able to incorporate such classes into the school curriculum and wanted to learn more. Here is my short interview I had with the wonderful and inspiring Annie Edgar. (Later in the week, I was fortunate to visit the forest where Annie holds the classes. I took my niece and nephews with me. We had the most magical time and…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on December 14, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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

UNPLUG AND HEAD OUTDOORS - BE THE REVOLUTION!

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WANT HAPPY HEALTHY KIDS?

Then UNPLUG and step OUTSIDE  into the REAL WORLD.

IT'S FREE !

And it's waiting for you. Mother Nature wants to share her magic with you.

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It really is that SIMPLE!

This is a video of our first Revolution event-inspiring others to change the way children spend their time.

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on June 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

We Are All Connected

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When children and nature mix, something magical happens.

Watch the video..........

Sadly today, children spend 90% of their time indoors.

I am passionate about getting children outdoors and connecting with nature. I believe if we inspire a love for nature in a child, it will lead to a desire to protect it. First we have to give children the opportunity and freedom to go outside and explore, discover…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on January 20, 2011 at 2:28pm — 2 Comments

Let’s Talk…Let’s Give Children Back Their Childhood

Let’s give children back their childhood.

Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before. “Let’s Talk” is a new online talk show asking QUESTIONS, getting ANSWERS so that YOU can take ACTION!

We ALL have a part to play in this revolution. Watch the videos:…



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Added by Marghanita Hughes on October 30, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Getting Kids Outside – Connecting With Nature

Nature play nurtures a child’s body, mind and spirit.

When children and nature mix, something magical happens….Watch the video.











What a joy it was to share time with these children in nature…………Thank you! This event helped raise funds for children suffering from Cancer. The funds will go towards the …

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 24, 2010 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Children and Nature Give Joy to All

Building the Biggest Butterfly Girl Fairy House for Charity (part 2)



Getting kids outside and connecting with nature couldn’t be more FUN!



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Upon arrival the girls were spotting all the Butterfly Girls hanging in the trees.



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Once everyone had arrived I handed out some chalk and asked the children to draw their favorite animal, bird or…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 8, 2010 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Kids Need Nature-Build a Fairy House

This post and the following 2 posts are dedicated to my beautiful friend Don who allowed me to hold this magical event in his grounds, a nature haven for wildlife.

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The Butterfly Girls of Summer Charity Event 2010 (Biggest Fairy House – Kelowna 2010)

These days, a typical child spends only 4 to 7 minutes outside each day. Compare that to the 7½ hours daily the average kid uses electronic

media, according to the…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 5, 2010 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

Eating Outdoors - Fresh From the Garden

Picking Peaches Barefoot

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What a joy it is to be able to walk outdoors and pick fresh fruit from your own garden.

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Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a great way to get kids outdoors and connecting with nature. Not only do they get to eat the freshest, most delicious organic food going,…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on August 26, 2010 at 4:47pm — 4 Comments

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