Jenni Frankenberg Veal's Blog – March 2012 Archive (3)

Growing a Naturalist

In his book Naturalist, famed American biologist and writer Edward O. Wilson describes his evolution as a biologist as beginning during in childhood when he wandered beaches each summer:

“Hands-on experience at the critical time, not systematic knowledge, is what counts in the making of a naturalist. Better to be an untutored savage for a while, not to know the names or…


Added by Jenni Frankenberg Veal on March 22, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Spring Break Keeper Kids at the Tennessee Aquarium Connects Kids with Nature

The Tennessee Aquarium recently hosted author, blogger and naturalist David Mizejewski – the voice of the National Wildlife Federation – in Chattanooga to promote the benefits of outdoor play and environment-based activities such as the aquarium’s Spring Break Keeper Kids program.…


Added by Jenni Frankenberg Veal on March 19, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

Natural Playscape at Chattanooga Preschool Transforms Outdoor Playtime

Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool in Hixson, Tenn., is changing the way their students spend time outdoors. The preschool has converted a traditional playground and land surrounding their school into a wooded wonderland, an enchanting natural playscape that encourages children to wonder and explore outside.

Vicky Flessner, the preschool’s director of 21 years, and her staff, with the assistance of parent volunteers, have worked for four years to raise funds, map out and design…


Added by Jenni Frankenberg Veal on March 19, 2012 at 6:18am — No Comments

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