Added by Diana Fedora Tucci on April 30, 2013 at 7:30am — 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
"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.…
-- Richard Louv, author of "The Nature Principle" and "Last Child in the Woods"
Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 27, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments
Added by Denise Dahn on July 30, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments
Hi, everyone. I am new to C&NNCONNECT. I am a landscape photographer based in the UK, but have been involved in many aspects of the environment in my life. Earlier this year I created Hug The Planet - websites for kids to upload images of their involvement in nature. As I am funding the entire, global project out of my shallow pockets I have so far only been able to create a HugThePlanet page on facebook and have also worked a deal with Flickr, without its own dedicated website. This is…Continue
Added by Rachel Federman on July 3, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments
Most children will find fun the idea of a hike and explore. Still, kids can be fickle creatures. Their lack of knowledge and experience in the world often makes them cautious about suggested activities. And in today’s video game-oriented, 300-cable channel, Internet-connected world, some kids may be reluctant – or even afraid – to get outside.
You want to sway kids to at least entertain the notion that a hike might be fun. If they hit the trail thinking a long stretch of…
Added by Rob Bignell on May 21, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments
Over the past few years I've worked hard to overcome my fear of bugs. Not that I was deathly afraid or anything, but I'll admit that they really creeped me out. But, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post, my son Jack is extremely interested in bugs and seems to have a real knack for finding the coolest most colorful ones around. …Continue
Added by Holly A. Hunter on October 25, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments
I had an interesting conversation recently around the idea of the "underprivileged" or the "underserved." This typically refers to those that have fewer resources available to them. Less money, less formal education, fewer opportunities, etc. But, when it comes to children and Nature Deficit Disorder I think that many financially privileged children will fall into the "underprivileged" category primarily because they are over-scheduled by their parents thus not allowing them enough…Continue
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.
It really is that SIMPLE!
This is a video of our first Revolution event-inspiring others to change the way children spend their time.
Added by Marghanita Hughes on June 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
I don’t usually weigh-in on such things. but the premise of HGTV’s new show, My Yard Goes Disney, really ticks me off. We’re talking full Grass Stain Guru White Trash Fit.
And mind you, nobody loves…Continue
Added by Harmony on May 26, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
A few days ago, we were at a crossroads with my son's Club. It had started out as a homeschool project: build a website, talk to other kids all over the world. Then it morphed into educational resources and Family Empowerment coaching.
Due to the somewhat emotionally heavy nature of coaching, we decided to transfer the Empowerment series to my website but that left us wondering what we'd do with the Club. There was a huge hole in content. We wondered if we should call it a…Continue
Added by Pearl 'Penny' Lane, C.P.C. on April 17, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Last night I was up late making banners and cutting strips of material for a cause I hold dear to my heart. Getting Kids Outside!
Tomorrow is the launch of the "Let's Go Outside" Revolution, a non-profit organization with a mission to actively engage children with nature. (Revolution Website launches 29th April).
The Let’s Go Outside Revolution is about growing a generation of happy…Continue
Now that Spring is finally here, we try to walk or cycle home from school at least once a week. It takes about an hour – it’s up hill all the way!
But boy is it worth it…
I love the simple things in life-like sharing these precious moments with my children in nature- Magical!
(Note: He wears a helmet when cycling!).
Come on mum!
Half way view.…
World Wetlands Day - Wetlands and Forests
This is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2011, especially chosen because 2011 is the UN International Year of Forests.
To celebrate World Wetlands Day - I am giving away FREE copies of Nika And The Painted Turtle
Just leave a comment below and I'll send you your FREE ebook.
There are many state and local parks accessible - even within walking distance that you might not even know about. Sitting down with your children to explore your own local maps and destinations is a wonderful opportunity to talk about how our land is preserved and the wonderful ways you can engage with it.
Simple ideas like
Added by Stephanie Rach-Wilson on January 15, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
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.
He headed out to the back garden and lay his blank canvas on the snow.
Samuel was in his element.
He was completely and utterly free, wild and spirited…Continue
Added by Marghanita Hughes on January 13, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments
Had the wonderful pleasure of spending time with artist Annabel Stanley. Annabel has her own vineyard in the Central Okanagan, from which she uses the vines to weave her baskets and sculptures.
Annabel Stanley outdoors making willow wreath.
Willow Mobiles and Stars make wonderful Christmas decorations!
Here’s a short…Continue