Thanks! I was so excited when I stumbled on this forum. As a special education teacher I am very interested in exploring nature based therapies for children with autism, ADHA and other behavior disorders. I look forward to accessing the resources and chatting with my fellow nature lovers.
How nice to meet you on this forum. Thanks for you nice comments about our film. As it turns out, it just won two more awards over the weekend at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT. One of the awards was the "Hero of Conservation" award given to the founder of the STRAW project, Laurette Rogers. My co-producer, Kevin White, and I are very happy for her and for the entire STRAW team that brings this incredible program to children like your daughter. Community-based environmental restoration needs to be a nation-wide movement. We hope the film contributes to that cause.
Thanks! I'll check out the Teacher's Network! I learned about your organization after reading Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough's book, "A Place for Wonder." Looking forward to getting more connected!
Suz, thanks for responding! I will join the Natural Teachers Network too. As for the nature clubs, I found one in the Jacksonville area and posted to their google groups but it doesn't appear to be very active. I'm hoping my Parks for Parents groups generates more interest in this area.
Thanks so much suz for such a warm welcome. I will check out the natural teachers group and might even consider starting one of my own on eco-therapy. I work alot with kids with ADD and am finding alot of activities in the Coyote Guide that would be very useful in my work. I look forward to being a part of this community.
Thanks for your kind comments, Suz! It's amazing how many opportunities technology affords us, not the least of which is a means to network! I will certainly explore your forum and site further so that I (and Beaufort's Run) can benefit from everyone's combined experience! Again, thanks for all of your work towards our common goal!
Thank you Suz,
Cold holds on tight here but many birds are finally singing. next month we start looking for signs of Mourning Cloak butterflies, preparing the Trail, and planning events and activities. Last season we had a children's book reading on the Trail, and had a "Moon party"! (the only place in town to see the sunset and moonrise at the same time-The Milwaukee County Grounds.) it was wonderful family fun. will submit photes...barb
Thank you, Suz, for the welcome. I am intrigued with the organization's goals and
hope to learn more about teaching. I am a workshop leader and when I demo at art shows,
I always ask young people if they want to make a nature print. The look on their faces when they see their first print is priceless! Two sisters in Chinese immersion school managed to sign their prints in Chinese. 8-)
Thanks for the friend-vite, Suz. It took me (during work hours) to your wonderful blogs, your slow family website and more. Your life sounds idyllic. I wish we were neighbors and our family good join yours adventuring in those magic redwoods...
Thanks Suz. Appearances can be deceptive. Our young organization is struggling to find a way to make a difference. We are striving to reconnect youth with the natural environment with a focus on doing objective observation. Our vision is grand, but our organization resources are limited. We seek consultation and advice from folks who have experience building a 501c3. A plea for Help!! on how to do it and make it successful.