December 2009 Blog Posts (5)

The 12 Days of Christmas, Grass Stain Guru Style

On the 12th day of Christmas The Grass Stain Guru gave to me:

* 12 perfect snowflakes

* 11 stones a skipping

* 10 stars a twinkling

* 9 children giggling

* 8 frogs a croaking

* 7 kites a flying

* 6 rainbows gleaming

* 5 forts to build

* 4 scampering squirrels

* 3 trees to climb

* 2 box turtles

* And a grass stain on each knee!

No matter what you believe, or don’t, the holiday season is truly… Continue

Added by Bethe Almeras on December 23, 2009 at 6:16am — No Comments

A Promise of Hope

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." The change I wish to see in the world is for us all to change from a taker lifestyle (throw-away, money-driven society) to a leaver style (subsistence living, love for the entire family and friendship-driven society). And so unfortunately, I let Mahatma down at times. At times I do just the opposite. Here's what I mean:

There are things you can do that are good for the earth (for the ecosystem, the environment, and… Continue

Added by Matthew James Kegelman on December 17, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Santa as ambassador for outdoor play

This year, the Santa hired to visit and pose for pictures with children at our annual Nutcracker Faire in Homer, Alaska [and who's been working this faire for years] proved himself one of our area's strongest advocates for outdoor play. He was overheard by a parent asking her son...who'd just asked him for a bunch of electronic toys...if he played outside much. When the young many replied, "Yes, I play outside a lot," Santa said, "That's great, because it's very important to do that. Be sure to… Continue

Added by Carmen Field on December 9, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

A Huge Thanks to Martin LeBlanc from Alaska - What A Tour!

Two weeks ago Martin LeBlanc - C&NN Vice President, NLN mentor and incredible, inspirational advocate for connecting youth with the outdoors - visited Alaska for a whirlwind 3-day speaking tour in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Homer. In all three communities he eloquently presented on the issue of nature-deficit disorder to students (some younger than he'd imagined) and members of the general public. In Homer, where I live, Martin expertly shared this… Continue

Added by Carmen Field on December 3, 2009 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

Stan "The Man" Lee is excited about our next Nature Club for Families event!

Here are the details:

Uncanny, Amazing, Spectacular, Invincible, Fantastic!

Dec 27 2:00pm - Dec 27 4:00pm

Come out and play with KIVA to help us celebrate the 87th birthday of the man who re-invented adjectives and many, many superheroes - Stan "The Man" Lee! Meet us in Eureka Park for an afternoon of play and imagination - KIVA style. Wear your favorite superhero costume, or be like Stan and make up your own superhero!

Well, that was the note I sent out to our… Continue

Added by Chip Donahue on December 1, 2009 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

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