July 2013 Blog Posts (9)

K.I.W.I. Has A New Logo!

K.I.W.I. Has A New Logo!Kiwi_logo.png

Kids In the Woods Initiative is all about sparking a sense of wonder in kids for nature as they take a journey fulfilling our motto of "discovery from the outside in"!

We feel the children depicted in our logo capture the K.I.W.I. sense of fun, excitement & joy our programs help kids discover…


Added by Mark Yearwood on July 30, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

UK, serious about butterflies.

The big butterfly count for butterfly conservation is happening now in the UK, July 20 through August 11.  They've developed a free smartphone app to track sightings of day flyers and there's a butterfly photo contest.  We love the organized effort to bring attention to our favorite species.   Here's the link.…


Added by Angela B Holland on July 20, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

2013 Family Nature Summit

The 2013 Family Nature Summit was a huge success!  Over 350 people from all over the country met in Bar Harbor, Maine for a week of hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, exploring, laughing, and learning.

Local ecology experts led field trips to areas around Mount Desert Island to teach about this area's unique habitats.  While other groups headed offshore on various sailing vessels - from kayaks to whale watching catamarans - to learn about the sea that surrounded us.  Truly an amazing…


Added by JS Hanlon on July 19, 2013 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

fly fishing camp

I run summer camp programs that serve 1100 children in Maryland. This year we introduced a fly fishing week and with little advertising and late registration.   Despite the late introduction, we enrolled 15 boys age 7 to 12.  The kids loved the week so much we will run two weeks of introductory fly fishing and one week of advanced fly fishing featuring a two night overnight…


Added by Joseph Richardson Jr on July 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Tulsi, Holy Basil


When we started growing Tulsi, 7 years ago, we had no idea it was a Hindu Goddess in plant form, considered sacred and worshiped for over 5,000 years.  Thriving in our tropical conditions, this divine aroma begged to be investigated.  Native to India, it's the primary herb of Ancient Ayurveda known as "The Queen of Herbs."  When introduced to Christian's, they named it Holy Basil.  In the class of Adaptogens, alternative medicine calls it "a highly…


Added by Angela B Holland on July 17, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

The Benefits of Mud Play


Planting Sunflower Seeds

Added by Mudpie Mama on July 14, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

The Leveret Letters: Wild Tales By Mail to Re-Connect Children with Nature & Myth

Connecting Children to the Wild Magic of Nature Through Epistolary Stories 

Two young black-tailed hares, the leverets Myrtle and Mallow, lead a normal country girl named Comfrey and a normal city boy…


Added by Sylvia Victor Linsteadt on July 5, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments

School's Out. Now What? TeachGreen Summer Reading List

I am the mother of four children, three boys and a girl. I will always remember the sound of the school bus as it came to a stop outside our front door on the last day of class. I still associate its screeching brakes with the energy that was unleashed in my household the minute my exuberant kids raced through the back door, shedding book bags and uniforms as they ran. I learned early on that the best way to channel an over abundance of youthful enthusiasm (and preserve the sane existence I…


Added by Elizabeth Milli on July 2, 2013 at 4:41am — No Comments

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