Thank you so much for the warm welcome. And thank you for the Teachers Network group suggestions. What a wonderful group of educators at C&NN! I hope that I can provide more great nature and science exploration for all to enjoy.
I am going up to the Amana Colonies again today to do a Creek Creep for a 4th grade class- I look forward to these field days every time. Simple exploration and discovery builds appreciation and joy in a natural environment. Of all the programs I do, this one and teaching Kayaking are my favorite and it is almost entirely student-driven!
Thank-you for the warm welcome. I have done some research on the percieved benefits of an extended journey for adolescents. The results will be published in the Independent Education magazine here in South Africa. Do you think it would generate interest within the C&N network ?
hello Suz, thank u for the warm welcome. I'm working as landscaper for Pietro Bruni in Milan and i have a blog too: verdecapim.blogspot.com where I write about gardens, terrace, nature. So here i can find a lot of resouces and inspiration for my future posts.
Hi Suz! I live in NW Ohio, near the lake. There is a abundance of parks, wildlife centers and other natural areas for my kids to explore and learn about. But, it would be a lot more fun if they could share these experiences with other children and their families who feel the same way we do about Nature and all it has to offer. I am considering starting a nature club to bring together some of these families, and I'm looking for info and advice on how to go about this monumental task! :)
Hi Suz. Thanks so much for your kind words and generous welcome. I have been following C&NN for years, and decided it was high time that I jumped in and became more involved. You folks are doing remarkable, important work, and I'm excited to participate in the conversations! Cheers, Scott
Hi Suz! Thank you very much for the warm welcome and for pointing me in the direction of more resources. I am really excited about beginning this adventure as I try to reconnect children to nature in my community. I look forward to starting conversations with the folks here @ Connect!
Thank you, Suz. I'm working as the managing editor for the Ball State Alumnus in Muncie, IN and I'm writing a feature article about nature deficit disorder. I've found some good articles though C&NN and other online searches, but wondered if there was any other direction you could point me to or anyone at C&NN that I could email some questions to... Most of the information I'm finding dates back to 2004/5 and I'm hoping to find some more recent research, if possible. If there is someone I could correspond with to maybe get some quotes for the article or any other research I should be aware of, I'd really appreciate it! Thank you so much, Celeste.
Hi Suz thanks for the welcome. I am busy preparing with a couple of other families our very own community nature club, very exciting times! I am going to be doing a presentation at our local primary school to drum up as much interest as possible, a little nervous I must say! Once we have our group set up I will be back to share our experiences and hopefully learn more from others who are actively enjoying their own family nature clubs. many thanks, Jeanie
Hello! Thank you for welcoming me to the site! I'm a little slow with getting my page set up, but I will get there! I'm studying Environmental Education at Antioch, and graduating this May, so i"m trying to make as many connections as possible!
Hi Suz - thanks for the welcome and for suggesting additional resources. I'll be sure to check them out. Yes, my goal is to connect more families with nature. Just rebuilt my web site and will slowly be adding lots of local resources for families in the DC metro area. Looking forward to learning lots from this rich community! Feeling quite inspired after attending Richard Louv's talk at the National Cathedral this week.
What brings me here? Curiosity and appreciation. I'm a "journalist in transition"--but in the meantime, hoping to bring platforms such as this one to the attention of key people at my childrens' charter schools. Thanks for reaching out. You can see more about one of Austin's fabulous charter schools here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i25_8u91Wo
Thanks for the welcome, Suz, I am a ranger with the National Park Service I have created a homeschool nature program called Nature Quest, for families in the Dayton, Ohio area. We also have had Head Start Pre-School kids come in for the program, too. For more info go to our and click on For Kids or For Teachers. http://www.nps.gov/daav
Hello Suz, Thanks for that warm welcome. I intend to be active in the Natural Teachers Network area. I also maintain the village.8shields.org NING site and would love to connect with you about how to better connect our two online communities. Is that something that you would be interested in talking about?