Birds of a Feather Learn Together!

If the children in your life are anything like the ones in mine, they love to pick up feathers. I’m not sure what exactly attracts children to feathers. It could be the idea of flight, the lightness, the colors, or



Happy Earth Day & A Special Discount!

Happy Earth Day! I hope everyone gets the chance to get outside and enjoy the wonders of our natural world today! These baby eastern bluebirds are a hungry bunch! In celebration of both Earth Day and the upcoming Teacher Appreciation



10 Ways to Not Save Anything for Earth Day

Do you know what I’m going to say about Earth Day? Yep! I know you do! “No saving anything!”  ”No tragedies before 4th grade!”  ”We must let children love the Earth before we ask them to save it!” You’ve heard



Yikes!! A Blood Moon?

Did anyone get up and see the lunar eclipsed blood moon? (Also called pink moon, but blood moon is so much more dramatic!) It is Monday afternoon now as I write, but I am planning on it. While getting up



Seed Swap: Environmental Ed vs. Ecoliteracy

As Environmental Education Week quickly approaches (April 13-19, 2014) how do you feel about the terminology or methods of traditional “environmental education”? Do you feel environmental ed encompasses enough focus on creativity and wonder? Will environmental education produce generations who love



EE Week 2014!

National Environmental Education Week 2014 is next week (April 13-19, 2014)!! Are you signed up and ready? “National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. It is held each year the week before Earth Day



Nature’s Dyes

Spring is the time for egg dying, but being vegan, unless I can get my chicken keeping neighbors to agree to let me blow some of their eggs, let me keep the shells and them keep the insides which is



Transitions and Transformations

Transitions can sometimes be tough and this year’s winter/spring transition has been less than smooth for many with spring being such a tease and winter lingering. So instead of resisting, how about start exploring transition itself? Transitions and transformations can



The Rediscovery of the Wild

I am a big fan of educator and ecopsychologist Peter H. Kahn, Jr.’s work and his newest book The Rediscovery of the Wild keeps his bar up–high. This collection of essays (edited with Patricia H. Hasbach) focuses on the human



Wonder Wednesday #19: Tea for the Tufted Titmouse

Whether spring has arrived and the birds are migrating or it is still winter and birds need accessible food, this project fits the bill, or should I say beak since we’re talking songbirds! Suet teacup bird feeders are perfect additions to


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