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

Let’s Go To Belize!

The equinox was last Thursday and spring is officially here! I even got some sunburn (not on purpose of course) yesterday to prove it! The citrus is heading into full bloom here. That’s how I know it is officially spring!

Seed Swap: Wonder Vs. Knowledge

This chicken or egg type of dialogue is pretty hot in the world of environmental education right now as the SOLs enter outdoor learning, school gardens become increasingly popular, and doctors begin to prescribe nature as a remedy for a

Real Lichen Aren’t Werewolves

A couple weeks ago I was hiking with a group of people, including my sister, and I was talking about lichen, the green stuff that grows on rocks and trees, and she thought I was talking about werewolves. I was

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