August 2011 Blog Posts (13)


Kids4Trees is now an approved IRS sec. 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity under US tax law. The IRS grants this coveted status upon organizations that meet specific legal requirements and operate under strict conditions with the goal of providing a public benefit. 501(c)(3) status makes Kids4Trees exempt from paying federal taxes and allows any donations to be a tax deduction for the donor. This status is also a requirement by all foundations and government agencies when applying for… Continue

Added by Kids4Trees on August 28, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Metamorphic Dance ~ Vibrating Chrysalis

Ahhh, the Alchemical Magic:  So must we, as a collective humanity,…


Added by Randy Eady on August 28, 2011 at 7:11am — No Comments

Blueberry Buddies

Lia (from Skedaddle) and I packed up our boys this morning and made a trip to a favorite top secret blueberry location. Like hunting grounds, fishing holes and gold claims, favorite berry crops…


Added by Harmony on August 27, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Nature Journaling with Toddlers

Nature Walks and Journaling

While I am a strong believer of free play, both my son and I are needing some structured activities during the day. I have this fabulous book I just found in all my teaching materials collecting dust in the garage: 365 Days of Creative Play: for children 2 yrs. and…

Added by Harmony on August 26, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Taiga Trekkers - Coastal Trail from Kincaid Park

Coastal Trail from Kincaid Park

Holding hands was a theme today among some of our little ones.…


Added by Harmony on August 20, 2011 at 12:57am — No Comments

Take it Outside – Make a Bouquet

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day-to-day tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see and hear new things—to hunt the woods for wildflowers, to find shapes in nature, to sit by the waterside and listen for unique sounds. So much to… Continue

Added by Ann Courcy on August 19, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

How To Make Sure Your Children Enjoy Camping


Age Appropriate Activities For Your Children While Camping


Car camping is the ideal activity for children. What other inexpensive outing offers learning experiences and exercise? Keeping supplies in your car removes most concerns about weight, making it possible to use everyday supplies, rather than expensive specialty items. Exceptions worth… Continue

Added by Stephanie Trementozzi on August 18, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

As the summer winds down for me…

School starts up again for me tomorrow.  Wow!  I really can’t believe that.

With that said, it explains why I have been trying desparately to check too many things off of a day’s list lately.  A hike here, a visit there, a book read and a house cleaned.

While visiting the library, I stumbled upon a sweet treat: Pioneer Naturalists: The Discovery and Naming of North American Plants and…


Added by Chip Donahue on August 11, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Hip-pocket Papa, a Big Book about a Little Frog.

I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share. Read the book and post comments.

Hip-Pocket Papa is the story of a little frog—”no bigger than a thumbnail”—with a big job. With colorful imagery and descriptive phrases, Sandra Markle tells… Continue

Added by Ann Courcy on August 11, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Stones at Cowgate U5

Cowgate Under 5's Centre's outdoor space has undergone quite a transformation since the last time I was there. What really struck me was the sheer abundance of beautiful stones scattered around every nook and cranny...…


Added by Juliet Robertson on August 11, 2011 at 3:28am — No Comments

Berry Picking Expedition

Berry Picking Expedition

The Little Bear and I just got back from our first mini berry picking expedition of the season. Late summer, early fall - August is time for harvesting berries in Alaska. The variety is wide salmonberry, cloudberry, low… Continue

Added by Harmony on August 10, 2011 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Wildlife Exploration: Hunting for Antlions

When­ever I men­tion my child­hood escapades of hunt­ing for antlions, many peo­ple respond, “What? You hunted for a line of ants?” I’m always sur­prised at how many peo­ple don’t know about them.


So, you don’t know what an antlion is? Antlions are ani­mals; in fact, they are the lar­vae stage of a damsel fly, and observ­ing them is a great wildlife explo­ration activ­ity for of all ages. Hunt­ing for antlions can be fas­ci­nat­ing and by tak­ing the time to watch them you can…


Added by Penny Whitehouse on August 2, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Let them eat fruit… and vegetables.

All winter long my kids ask me to buy strawberries when we go the grocery store. My reply is usually “those are laboratory strawberries they don’t taste like ‘in season’ strawberries.” I did cave one time when the giant red berries were on sale. The kids all agreed that they didn’t taste as good as fresh strawberries. So we made a deal, when a fruit comes into season I will…


Added by Ann Courcy on August 2, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments

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