Harmony's Blog (25)

Today's Taiga Trek - Kincaid Park, Anchorage, AK

What a perfect autumn morning in Alaska! We had an AMAZING turnout this

morning. We had 17 mamas, 1 grandma, 21 kiddos, 1 newspaper

photographer and 4 pups. It was a great hike, we probably could have

gone longer, but the bigger kids had a blast playing and snacking and

the parents had a chance to mingle and get to know each other. We

should appear in the Anchorage Daily News

sometime with in the next few days. …



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Added by Harmony on September 23, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Last Week's Trek with the Taiga Trekkers - Beach Lake Trail, Chugiak, AK

Once again Mother Nature came and joined in the fun! It was super foggy when we began, but cleared up by the middle of the hike. We saw a long stretch of bear tracks on the beach! The kids all got a chance to play together and snack midway. Three new mamas and babes joined us! I counted 15 parents and 14 kids for a total of 29 participants along with 5 pups.…



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Added by Harmony on September 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Taiga Trekkers - Hiking with Little Ones

Another huge turnout for Taiga Trekkers! I counted about about 32 participants (parents and kiddos combined). Conversations ranged from how to say "no" to your toddler, sleep, nursing, and first teething experiences. Children ages varied from 3 months to 2 years. Many of the mamas were hiking with two kiddos in tow or are pregnant with number 2. Networking was happening, friendships deepened and bonds forged... all while ambling with our little ones…

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Added by Harmony on September 9, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Place-based Education, My Passion

Using the pond behind the school to teach ecosystems.



~Interviewing local lawmakers to understand the political process.



~Visiting a local business to facilitate an understanding of supply and demand.



Place-based is the belief that teaching happens most effectively through use of the

local culture, politics, art, environment, economy, geography etc....

creating a concrete context in which students can build connections to

the content being taught. It… Continue

Added by Harmony on July 19, 2010 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Taiga Trekkers

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Added by Harmony on July 19, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments

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