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If you haven't yet discovered the bald eagle nest cam in Decorah, IA, it's great: three eaglets and two attentive parents. Here's the link.…Continue

Started Apr 15, 2011


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Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood
Thirty-seven years of experience in environmental education, in many settings: nature centers, children's museums, residential EE centers, and as a Dad. Now focused on affective, play-based approaches to raising the next generation of conservationists -- rather than the cognitive methods that I was trained in. I love speaking, writing, teaching, consulting and philosophizing about nature-based play -- and Green Hearts facilitates all of these! My work is too often indoors, but my spirit comes alive outside. Favorite places: Lye Brook Wilderness Area, VT; Assateague Island National Seashore, MD; Boundary Waters Canoe Area, MN; the Sandhills region of Nebraska; the upper coast of Maine; and anywhere my two sons are enjoying nature with me.
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"Nurturing Nature Play: Ten Tips for Parents"

Hope these tips from Green Hearts will be of value to CNN followers!

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 1:18pm

Digging the Nature Bond

Sundays this beautiful are rare during Nebraska Septembers, so son Duncan and I seized the day to head out on a little road trip adventure. Our destination: Ashfall Fossil Beds, near the town of . . . well . . . near nothing, really. It’s in northeast Nebraska, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. But for lovers of ancient nature, it’s the epicenter of the midlands.…


Posted on September 10, 2010 at 8:19pm


I know this road like the old friend it is; Kelley Stand it is called. It is a narrow dirt ribbon that twists and climbs into the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. Today it is in good shape; I’m cruising. But in springs long past I’ve driven it when the road strained to merge with the adjacent stream, and I needed the help of passersby to pull my hapless station wagon back onto dry ground. The locals don’t even try to keep this road open during the winter.

As a child, some magical… Continue

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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At 8:50am on July 2, 2011, Carmen Field said…
I was on vacation for a month, so undoubtedly my package from you arrived in a timely manner and was in my mailbox for a while. When I'm out of the office on vacation, I'm REALLY out of the office and don't check in...even when I don't leave town :) Happy 4th of July, Ken! 
At 9:12pm on July 1, 2011, Ken Finch said…
You're very welcome, Carmen; love what you do! (But the Post Office must be wallowing, too -- I sent those weeks ago. :-) )
At 8:52pm on July 1, 2011, Carmen Field said…

Thank you sooooo much for the new batch of stickers, Ken! I found them in my mailbox today and can't wait to share them with local wallowers :)


Yours in mud,



At 9:59pm on May 24, 2011, Carmen Field said…

Howdie Ken,

Great to hear from you and so glad the Mud Games photos brought you smiles (you might like this one, too). Yes, I'd love more Got Mud? stickers...thank you so much! And I really like the idea of more stickers like those...Worm Worship especially. You could steal a saying from the John Deere t-shirt series, like Mud Magnet. Hmmmm...I'll let you know if I come up with any. I hope you can make the Gathering in CA this fall. There's no longer funding for me to travel at work, but I plan on paying my own way and going if invited. I hope you and the Green Hearts Institute are doing well :) Cheers, Carmen

At 11:54pm on May 23, 2011, Carmen Field said…

Howdie Ken!

I just wanted to thank you again for the Got Mud? stickers that you sent to me...I gave away the last of them at Saturday's 2nd annual Mud Games at The Wallow. Families loved them!!! I've posted pictures from this weekend's event on my page, if you'd like to see more muddy fun. Do you have a wallow yet in your town?




At 10:45pm on September 30, 2010, Carmen Field said…
Hi Ken,
Here's my favorite wallow photo with your Got Mud? sticker from Saturday. I'll try to upload others on your page (into your photo album)...we'll see how that works.

At 11:15am on September 18, 2010, Carmen Field said…
Thanks again, Ken. I'll send you Mud Games photos and try to get one with your sticker in there :)
At 11:25pm on September 17, 2010, Carmen Field said…
If you can send me some Got Mud? stickers, I'd love can send them to:
Carmen Field
95 Sterling Hwy, Ste. 2
Homer, AK 99603

Thank you soooooo much, Ken!

At 10:41pm on September 17, 2010, Carmen Field said…
Sounds like a deal to me! Can you spare 100 stickers? Or if that's too many, whatever you'd like to give us would be great. These will be the perfect things to give kids after we hose them down at the cleaning station post-mud play :)
At 10:34pm on September 17, 2010, Carmen Field said…
Hi Ken,
You are welcome to use any of the photos I've posted for whatever purposes you need. I appreciate you asking and have no problem whatsoever with you using them. On another note, we're having another Mud Games at The Wallow on Nature Rocks Day next week and I was wondering if you might have some Have Mud? stickers that I could give to our might I get some of these from you?
All the best!

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