Ann Courcy
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  • Deep River, CT
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Ann Courcy, has been interested in environmental causes since she heard the “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute” campaign in the ’70s. She lives near the CT River with her family, pets and wildlife. And loves it!
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Time to Tap

The Explorers were in the middle of snack time when we got the word, "Put your coats on and come outside for a few minutes. Brendan is here to tap the tree." We all stood up, put on our coats, and headed outside for a favorite combination Schoolmates/Bushy Hill Nature Center annual event: the tapping of the maple tree on our playground.

The Explorers…


Posted on March 13, 2018 at 9:03am

Natural Scientists Right from the Start

It's going to be another great year at Schoolmates. The new Explorers arrived in the rain on Wednesday, September 6. Everyone had raincoats and asked, "Are we going to hike today?" A little rain wasn't going to stop these enthusiastic children.

After some…


Posted on November 14, 2017 at 5:56am

A Clearing in the Woods

It took two days of asking and bargaining, but I got Aurora and Stephen to take a hike with me. Actually, for months I have "led by example." I walk or hike whenever possible. Stephen and Aurora know my beliefs about exercise and being in nature, yet they fight my attempts to get them outside. When motivating children, "lead by example" gets you only so far. After that it's bargain,…


Posted on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm

Little Things

And then there is the world of little things, seen all too seldom. Many children, perhaps because they themselves are small and closer to the ground than we, notice and delight in the small and inconspicuous. With this beginning, it is easy to share with them the beauties we usually miss because we look…


Posted on June 24, 2017 at 9:36am

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At 12:32pm on January 31, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Ann! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. I hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups -- you may want to start with the Natural Families Network or Natural Teachers Network. Please visit often and keep us posted on your activities.

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