Those of us operating in relation to Park and Rec facilites with ample outdoor features are often lucky enough to get to see how kids thrive and grow through playful interaction with nature and each other.
Though, as we know only too well, most children aren’t getting outdoors enough, and that is creating a “play (as well as nature) deficit.”
Next week, a couple of hundred experts gather at Clemson University to explore the distinctive value of play.
The Conference on…Continue
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Chat overheard near the Veterans Park Croquet area, Delray Beach, FL:
A wee girl flatly stated to her new student, "Be careful, sometimes I forget my sippy-cup on the grass."
The eldster student, securing his cup's lid, replied, "I've done that before."
The embolden girl whispered conspiratorially, "Also, I get sooo excited playing, I forget to go to the…
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The world needs more people like Roger Long pouring their love and creativity into the land.
"...a bit of a naturalist, a bit of a historian, and a bit of an activist, but mostly he’s a mixed-media artist..."…
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For those that saw the enactment of Teddy Tai and Teddy Chi on Oct 1st in San Diego ~~ A Poem employed as a way to have children move and feel balanced ~~ you'll also enjoy the video (link below) which shows TckTckTck the polar bear encouraging balance in the environment as well. These imaginative approaches can really help influence a generation to think and feel more ecologically . .…Continue
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Women often experience and interact with their natural surroundings in ways that differ from men. The way in which those differences affect a woman's sense of self, body image, and drive to protect and preserve the environment are explored in a thought-provoking special issue of Ecopsychology, a…Continue
Adapted excerpts from Eady's keynote to the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association Annual Meeting, May 8th, 2010 in Delray Beach, FL. On Oct 1, Eady discussed the topic more directly about engaging Special Needs Youth in stimulating out-of-classroom activity at the Kids Included Together National Ctr for Inclusivity Trng…Continue
Let's Move Outside is a complementary program launched by the USA's First Lady in the Spring of 2010 to help solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.…
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For those exploring options and development of transformational gardens: Therapeutic and/or Schoolyard.
The Therapeutic Landscapes Network's (TLN) new site is up.
It includes a directory of designers and consultants, a comprehensive list of articles/links and a handsome reference section.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -- George Bernard Shaw
As autumn rolls in, take time to encourage your little "human squirrels" to frolic and play amongst the leaves.
Mother Nature has some lesson to bestow via our furry friends~~~
by R. T. Eady
Like most people who have bird feeders, I've squired to steer squirrels from…
A lament from the Children and Nature Network is that in the last score or so of years children of the digital age have become increasingly disenfranchised from the natural environment, sometimes with perilous implications, not only for their physical fitness,…Continue
ContinueBloggers Note:The entry below was written to initiate our community-vested garden project at the City of Delray Beach, FL Park and Recreation site called Veterans Park. Delray Beach is referred to as the "village by the sea". For those interested in creating community gardens, we found clearly outlining the part people can play vital to moving our project forward. The second…
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