I challenge you to write one nature poem this month! Click through to get some great ideas and formats from Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Fear Poetry? I challenge you!

Did you know April is National Poetry Month in the states? Did that question make you cringe or celebrate? 10 years ago I would have cringed, but now poetry and I have a new relationship. I’m not super into poetry, although I like it, and I’m not super smart about poets, but I do know from

Simplify life for spring. Click to get ideas from WIngs, Worms, and Wonder!

Spring Cleaning: 5 Ideas for Renewal

Did you hear spring cleaning and think I was going to make you clean out your garden shed, mop under the bed, or start a meditation practice? Don’t worry! I’m not, unless you want to of course and any, or all, of those 3 things would be awesome! Since spring is in full swing, and it

Whether for with your kids or students, I've prepared a list of 5 tips for keeping kids enthusiastic on the trail, saving you from tears and piggy back rides! Click through and get great ideas for successful hiking with kids!

Hiking With Kids: 5 Tips

The spring equinox passed, the season is officially here, and that means no excuses. It’s time to get outside!! After teaching for 10 years and taking students on field trips that included hikes, I know heading out on the trail and hiking with kids can be intimidating. There are so many variables!   How will the

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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

Love the cheery sweet smell of citrus? Click through to get a FREE Wonder Wednesday citrus garland making activity!

Wonder Wednesday #42: Citrus Garlands

It’s citrus season, so what better way to make use of all those extra peels than to make a garland that smells as good as it looks!! In this month’s Wonder Wednesday activity, we’re making citrus garlands that can be enjoyed inside or out, depending on if, and how, you embellish them! This activity makes

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

Click through to check out 3 great ideas for getting creative and connecting with nature in December! https://www.wingswormsandwonder.com/3-creativity-boosts-art-chocolate-and-nature/

3 Creativity Boosts: Art, Chocolate, and Nature

This month is super creative.   I love how in December people really embrace creativity and bringing nature inside – from lights and ribbons to trees, garlands, wreaths, and poinsettias, when we bring nature inside we fill life with inspiration! It’s all about festive holiday gifts and decorations, cooking, and celebrating the changes in nature and solstice. Have you

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

Technology and Nature: Guest Post by 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

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Want to Do, Have to Do

I know how the things we want to do, often take a backseat to the things we have to do. So this is just a reminder that the Draw Yourself Back to Nature eCourse started Monday, and registration stays open through this Saturday at midnight. THis week has been so fun & I am super excited! Even more than usual, and I