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Making the Invisible Visible

Out of sight, out of mind. It’s such a common phrase. It’s so easy to not see the far reaching implications of most of our actions. Take trash for example. We put the can out on the curb and it “disappears” right? Tidy disengaged blinders shield us from the far reaching implications of garbage disposal

Sprout spring seeds in rings with Wings, Worms, and Wonder! Click to get the activity!

Wonder Wednesday 104: Quick Spring Sprouting Rings

Spring is sprouting up all over the place, and that means it’s time to get those seeds started!  Sprout sunflowers to grow in time for Mother’s Day in May or jump on the ball for post-frost garden planting! These quick and easy up-cycled sprouting rings will save you money, time, and tick off both reducing

How can a systems understanding of feedback loops help us navigate social and ecological relationships? Click and discover with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Feedback Loops in Life and Nature

  Feedback?! Don’t cover your ears. I promise this type of feedback loop won’t cause hearing damage. The past 2 months I’ve been compiling my personal research around creative cognition with my professional research/work with Montessori Method and Ecological Literacy. I’m super excited to present this work in the Principles to Practice Summit in summer 2021,

Draw icicles in 3 easy Wonder Wednesday steps with wings, worms, and wonder! Click to check out the tutorial and learn more about Black climate scientists!

Wonder Wednesday 103: Climate and Icicles

  Across North America ice, snow, and freezing temperatures abound. Let’s  round out Black History Month by looking at some of the top Black Climate Scientists out there making big waves – and by learning to draw some icicles! And since we can finally officially celebrate the re-admittance of the US back into the Paris

Celebrate the 25 solar cycle and discover the dazzling sky events to come in the next few years! Click to ponder the planets with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Spotting Solar Cycle 25!

  In these shortest days of the year (in my neck of the woods), I  learned something new about the sun.  Did you know about solar cycles? The solar magnetic activity cycle is an approximately 11 year period of changes in the Sun’s activity. These changes are measured in the number of observed sunspots on the solar surface. Sunspot cycles have

It's Wonder Wednesday 102 Phenology Wheels! Click for this special guest contribution from I Believe In Montessori!

Wonder Wednesday 102: I Believe in Montessori Phenology Wheel

  It’s the first Wonder Wednesday of 2021! We’ve got a whole new year of firsts and new horizons to celebrate – not least of all those that surprise us in nature each day! For almost a year now, I’ve been doing some behind the scenes work with the super talented Montessorian Kathrine Kabral of I

Birds can be an avian antidote to stress and sadness! Click to join Wings, Worms, and Wonder in relaxing with the redwings!

An Avian Antidote

  I want to say congratulations and thank you to all the people working so hard to fight for equity and justice for all. Georgia brought us a huge win for equal rights  last Wednesday morning. To be clear, because art, education, and environmentalism is not, and never was, a passive wall flower, I feel compelled to  share what the Audubon

Celebrate the darkest nights with the grounding of stones and handwork! Click for the Wings, Worms, and Wonder Stone Wrapping Wonder Wednesday 101 Activity!

Wonder Wednesday 101: Winter Solstice Stone Wraps

  Wonder Wednesday one-oh-one, well doesn’t that just have a brilliant alliteration ring to it! Here we are flying to the winter solstice. As per usual, this is our only December post, so it is both inspiration and activity. As we round out this year of unprecedented upheaval, I don’t know about you, but I sure could

It's the 100th Wonder Wednesday activity! Click to Join Wings, Worms, and Wonder in making & scattering benevolence boxes to spread like seeds of kindness!

Wonder Wednesday 100! Benevolence Boxes

  Wow! It’s officially the 100th month of Wonder Wednesday activities! Through the wide variety of y’all’s benevolent support, Wings, Worms, and Wonder grew and continues to bloom. And for that I am ever grateful.     To celebrate the amazing benevolence of each of you who make up the world of Wings, Worms, and Wonder, this

November marks the 100 month of Wonder Wednesday blog posts and activities! Click the to join the Wings, Worms, and Wonder 100 month gratitude celebrations!

100 Months of Wonder: Gratitude & the Book Braiding Sweetgrass

  I’ve never been great at the popular 100 day social media challenges however hard I try. I’ve succeeded at a few one week or 10 day ones, but never been able to pull off doing anything for 100 days in a row.     You know here on the blog and in the email I’ve

Wonder Wednesday 99: A Nature Inspired Yoga Class

  This month we’ve been exploring the duality of focus and distraction and the roles they play in our creative lives. Having a stocked tool belt  to draw from when we need sensory integration support, physical and psychological peace amidst turmoil, or to just get something done is key. It helps us more consistently feel calm,

Click to join Wings, Worms, and Wonder through the inspiration of David Attenborough. Pledge allegiance to the world by voting with our ballots and dollars.

Focused Distraction: A Life On Our Planet

  A highly focused distraction may seem like an oxymoron, but right now the benefits of a focused pursuit is a healthy distraction from the past 9 months and the upcoming 4 weeks (in the states anyway).   Now I’m not saying ignore the civic responsibilities. We all have to fight tooth and nail against

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It's Wonder Wednesday! Let's draw shadow portraits! Click to get your Wings, Worms, and Wonder activity plan!

Wonder Wednesday 98: Shadow Portraits

It’s Wonder Wednesday and as we breeze into fall, the shadows are falling earlier and becoming longer as the sun travels to its winter resting place in the southern sky. (Up here in the northern hemisphere anyway.)  This is a great time of year to draw shadow portraits!   Shadows on leaves are particularly dreamy

Join Wings, Worms, and Wonder in the 2020 Montessori Homeschool Summit! Click to learn more and register!

Montessori Homeschool Summit 2020

  Well, school is officially in and for those of you adventuring into homeschooling for the foreseeable future, you may be coming across some challenges, or maybe you just want to make school more than simply the zoom calls or virtual learning.   Are you looking to learn about all things Montessori homeschooling?   Great

Join Wings, Worms, and Wonder on a studio visit! Artist's studios are like peeks into their minds. I am very happy to introduce you to octogenarian painter Gary Mahan. Click to join me in his studio!

Studio Visit With Gary Mahan!

  This week, let’s take a studio visit! Artist’s studios are like peeks into their minds. You not only get to see art work in many stages, perhaps even more interesting you get to see all the fun little things that inspire their art and which tell the stories of their lives.     The

Explore the world of Wings, Worms, and Wonder! Click for books, supplies, lessons, and resources for all your outdoor teaching needs!

Wonder Wednesday 97: Top 3 Outdoor Teaching Tips

  The end  of the 2019/20 and the beginning of the 2020/21 school years have been unique to say the least! As teachers, schools, students, and parents adapt to new ways of learning and educating to keep our communities safe and healthy, there’s one wheel we don’t have to reinvent – outdoor learning! And I

Need some help getting into a good creative flow? Click here for 5 tips form Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

5 Steps to Creative Flow

  I admit, ever since this virus struck getting into really focused creative flow- or anything requiring sustained focused for that matter – has been difficult. This is disturbing to me personally, because I am normally a very focused and productive person.     My lapse in productivity and focus has also given me a chance

Let's celebrate Plantain herb by making a Wings, Worms and Wonder first-aid summer salve! Click to learn more about this herb and get the easy recipe!

Wonder Wednesday 96: Plantain First Aid Salve

  Happy Wonder Wednesday! Whether you’ve been out in the streets working for justice, up in the mountains attuning with nature, chopping fresh peaches from your local farmer, or staying home creating art and staying healthy – there’s a chance you’ve gotten a cut, scrape, rash, bug bite, burn, sting, or random skin irritation. Well, never fear, faithful plantain

Let's make more art ourselves and make art education accessible to all! Click to join Wings, Worms, and Wonder in World Watercolor Month!

World Watercolor Month

  It’s July and that means it’s World Watercolor Month! We’ve made it through the first half of the most intense 6 months of my years alive so far – and that’s saying a lot because adolescence wasn’t anywhere close to a smooth ride for me. Most of us have learned a few things, are making