Floral and geometrics combine super powers in the turn-of-the-century art work of Stanisław Wyspiański! Click to learn more and get inspired to make your own clashes with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Blending Organic and Geometric: The Art of Stanisław Wyspiański

  Floral and geometrics combine super powers in the turn-of-the-century art work of Stanisław Wyspiański. The turn of the 20th century that is!   Self Portrait, (1869-1907)   Today, the designers and trend forecasters call this blending of organics and geometrics “floral clash,” but this technique is anything but new. A quick search will reveal countless

Use your sense of wonder to seek, find, and draw intangible nature findings in this Wonder Wednesday 75 activity and printable by Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Wonder Wednesday 75: Wonder Seek and Find

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 75! We’re in the home stretch of 2018, and as the days of the year and the length of daylight dwindle here in the northern hemisphere, it can be tough to squeeze nature time into the daylight hours. So to help you fit some creative nature time into the day, I created

Take your creative nature connections deeper than just a quick fix! Click for Wings, Worms, and Wonder inspiration, ideas, and a sneak peek at the new Nature Journal Prompts Card Deck Edition 2!

Just Add Water? No Thanks.

  Today, a respected colleague said how as teachers, it’s important to get students thinking about what they are doing rather than offering a “Just Add Water” experience. She said she appreciated how my approach to teaching was not “Just Add Water.”   What a timely compliment in a world of quick fixes, sound bytes, and

Wonder and Wander the book is almost here! Get the details on the Wonder Wednesday live and giveaway as well as summer art classes at Flow Studio!

Wander through June in Wonder!

  School is out (or nearly out), summer is officially around the corner and I imagine everyone is ready for the nostalgia that summer brings –watermelon, ocean breezes, and bare feet. Summer is amazing. It affords us the time to explore ideas and projects that we put off during the school year. It also offers

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Montessori Foundation Webcast: Bringing Nature from Home to School

  Today 2/13, at 1pm est, I’m live on the Montessori Foundation Tuesday Webcast talking Bringing Nature from Home to School in the Elementary Years!   This talk is the 4th I’ve done in their program “Montessori Family Life: A Series of Weekly Talks For Parents Tuesdays at 1 PM” It’s a short 30 chat

Check out the replay of my Montessori foundation webcast give Nature for the Holidays fo rlots of green gift giving ideas that give all year!

Montessori Foundation Webcast Give Nature for the Holidays

Did you miss the live webcast? Never fear! here’s the replay! Get lots of super fun ideas on making your holiday shopping season fun, stress free, nature centric, and good for both people and planet! Give the gifts that build creative nature connections and memories that last a lifetime. The gift of your time and

When you hear the term fractal patterns, what do you think of? Click to Learn more about the ways humans unconsciously intuit fractals inherent in art and nature in this blog post!

Patterns and Pollock

  When you hear the term fractal patterns, what do you think of? Me, I think of scruffy Deadhead kids in my college art school dorm spacing out to VHS tapes of swirling shapes, while their minds entered “alternate dimensions” we’ll say. But actually there is a much more interesting side to fractals. They are found in spectacular

Get adventurous with adventure playgrounds! I visited one in NYC and have all the logistics set for you to plan your visit! Click to learn more!

Adventure Playgrounds: play:groundNYC

  A couple weeks ago I was visiting my good friend in NYC. Her kids are nearly aging out of average playgrounds, but I had heard about a special spot on Governors Island.   Riding the Ferry adds to the adventure!   It’s an adventure playground – not your average swings and slides by any

Find more Montessori Inspired nature connection tips and activities at Wings, Worms, and Wonder. Click to join the fun and start creatively connecting with nature today!

Education for Peace

  Maria Montessori lived in Italy and Europe through 2 world wars, including a Fascist regime. She knew a thing or 20 about tough times – politically, culturally, and environmentally speaking. Those challenging life experiences drove her to keep working, teaching, and striving for peace through education until her death in 1952, at age 82.

Connect with wildflowers every day! Take a little time to discover wildflowers in your area. Click here for wildflower nature journal ideas!

May Your Life Be Like a Wildflower

Did you know last week was National Wildflower Week? If not, never fear, you can connect with wildflowers every day! They are a great reminder of the tenacity and resiliency of nature and those same qualities in ourselves. Take a little time this week to discover some wildflowers in your area and make a little