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OUTDOOR SPACES & CLASSROOMS When children and nature mix, something magical happens. I am fortunate to witness that magic every day in our outdoor classrooms. With Spring time just around the corn…

OUTDOOR SPACES & CLASSROOMS

When children and nature mix, something magical happens. I am fortunate to witness that magic every day in our outdoor classrooms.

With Spring time just around the corner, what better time to start thinking about creating an Outdoor Space or Classroom.…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on February 3, 2014 at 3:08pm — 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

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

"A beautiful book that illuminates the crossroads of nature and art"- Richard Louv

"A wonderful toolkit for natural teachers everywhere."

-- Richard Louv, author of "The Nature Principle" and "Last Child in the Woods"

"It begs us to get outdoors"…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 27, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

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.

Join…

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

Lets Go Outside Revolution...Getting Kids Outdoors!

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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!

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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…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on April 14, 2011 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments

Let's Walk or Bike to School

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!

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But boy is it worth it…

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I love the simple things in life-like sharing these precious moments with my children in nature- Magical!

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(Note: He wears a helmet when cycling!).

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Come on mum!

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Half way view.…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on April 6, 2011 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

Introduce your kids to the local wetlands

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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.

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We…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on February 2, 2011 at 2:58pm — 3 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

Oak Leaf Mobile – Outdoor Christmas Fun For Kids

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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.

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Annabel Stanley outdoors making willow wreath.

Willow Mobiles and Stars make wonderful Christmas decorations!

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Here’s a short…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on December 8, 2010 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

Rocks, Leaves and Autumn Breeze

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The Leaf Dancer

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Take a walk and see what you can find below the trees.

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Chestnuts, acorns and lot’s of leaves.

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Down by the lake, hunt for rocks in the Autumn breeze.

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Why not try making one of these….

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Nature friends dancing

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Acorn Boy and…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on October 15, 2010 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

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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