Give your kids the life enhancing gift of summer camp! Click here for some unexpected ideas!

Let’s Go Camping! 3 Summer Camp Ideas

Summer camp and summer backyard campouts were staples of my summers growing up, but it seems like I rarely hear of kids going off to sleep away camp for a couple weeks anymore. This makes me so sad because I have amazing childhood memories, still vivid in my senses to this day, of summer camp. Camp

Check out this Review of Whatever the Weather by Annie Reichmann and Dawn Suzette Smith of Mud Puddles to Meteors!

Whatever the Weather Book Review

Happy June!! This post kicks off a little summer fun series, so what better start than a summer read? Have y’all seen the new book Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments and Art Activities that Explore the Wonders of Weather by Annie Riechmann and Dawn Suzette Smith? You may recognize their names from me mentioning their Mud Puddles to

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Inspiration from the Field: AMS 2016 & Beyond

If you’ve been on social media or read the newsletter the past week, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been living it up in Chicago at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference. It’s always a treat to get to go to the AMS conference because it is really awesome to see so many people in one

What's Macro photo anyway? Is it magic? Click through to learn all about it and get a few easy tricks for taking great macro shots in nature and beyond the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Macro Magic: Tiny Photo Tricks

Have you been seeing lots of really cool close up pictures lately and wondering how do they get that magic on their camera phone? Well it may look like magic, but it’s just a macro shot! I am a giant fan of macro photography. I have been since I was a photo major in art

Let nature inspire writing in all seasons! Click through to get a free nature writing activity!

Wonder Wednesday 41: Nature Writing

Since being in VA, I’ve been hanging around with my 3 year old nephew a lot. He’s gotten into dictating stories. About the scene above he dictated: “He’s a farmer because he’s just a farmer. He’s planting flowers in the snow. His farm is right there and he has animals. I think that’s all I

Get some great ideas for connecting with nature in winter. Click through to discover fun ways to learn about wild nature!

Learn Green with the Greenwings

This post may seem strange to those of you who know I’m vegan, but believe it or not, I grew up in a family of hunters! I even got a hunting license for my 12th birthday. And though I’ve never actually shot anything because 1. I am a bad shot, and 2. I don’t want to, I

lean how to make teas and tonic that will make your plants green with joy! click through for the recipes!

Wonder Wednesday 40: Garden Teas and Tonics

Wonder Wednesday is over the hill!! Can you believe this is month number 40? Happy Over the Hill Birthday Wonder Wednesday! As we age, we need more teas, tonics, and home remedies to ease our aches and pains, so to celebrate Wonder Wednesday heading officially into middle age, I offer you Tea and Tonic recipes, but not

Let nature be your paintbrush! Learn how in this free tutorial. Just click through for the complete lesson!

Wonder Wednesday 39: Painting with Nature

This month, as everything from leaves to seeds to sticks fall from the trees, get out, get collecting, and have some fun painting with unconventional items! Then turn them into festive decor or even holiday cards depending on what colors you choose! Wonder Wednesday 39: Painting with Nature (All photos in this post taken by

Finding a balance between technology and nature experience. CLick through to see how one mom achieves tech and nature harmony.

Technology and Nature with Amy Parmelee!

From STEM and STEAM, to iPads in preschools, to a phone in just about everyone’s hand at all times, finding a happy balance between life and technology can seem daunting at best. Then, throw in integrating nature into everyday life while pulling kids away from the XBox, and the task can seem nearly impossible. But that is just

Learn more about connecting children to place through the arts and gardening with Wings, Worms, and Wonder! Click through for lots of activities and ideas!

Wonder Wednesday 38: Place Based Mapmaking

Happy Wonder Wednesday #38!!! October is a busy month with so many festivals and outdoor fun to be had, but I hope you’ve had a few minutes to sit quietly and enjoy the changes happening seasonally within and without as we prepare for the darker and colder months of out earthly cycle. This month, in