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

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

Let's nature journal in early childhood! Click for a post chock full of activities to get children under 6 creatively connecting with nature the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Wonder Wednesday 90: Early Childhood Nature Journling

  It’s Montessori Education Week! So to celebrate, this Wonder Wednesday activity is adapted from my book Wonder & Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Guide. And of course what more favorite topic to focus on than nature journaling!     I first began nature journaling with children in my own Montessori classroom, so I

Discover a world outside the bounds of time and space while connecting to place with Wings, Worms, and Wonder, through the photographs of Erik Johansson!

Magic, Imagination, & Place: The Work of Erik Johansson

  “For me, creating an image is like creating a place. A place that feels familiar, but with a twist that causes the viewer to stop short.” ~ Erik Johansson Place connection is something I feature fairly often as it applies to nature journaling and connection. It’s something we as humans long for, but can seem

The longest night of the year is rich with history, culture, and story! Click to join me in a Wings, Worms, and Wonder Solstice Walk celebration

Wonder Wednesday 88: Take a Winter Solstice Walk

  Happy Winter Solstice! This year it is December 21, 2019. On this longest night of the year – rich with history, culture, and story – join me on a Solstice Walk! As the “holiday season” ramps up, taking (or perhaps making) a time out can be so beneficial. Remember fun times can be stress

This Wonder Wednesday candy citrus peels! Click to get a Wings, Worms, and Wonder recipe and ideas for incorporating citrus into your winter celebrations!

Wonder Wednesday 87: Candied Citrus Peel

  This month we’re celebrating all things citrus! A glorious fruit worthy of celebration for sure. Our human bodies don’t naturally produce vitamin C, so from keeping our immune system boosted, to preventing scurvy, to downright just smelling and tasting delicious, the sensorially bright citrus fruit fills these voids in our healthy lifestyles.   Fresh

Citrus Season tradition, stories, and inspired gifts to brighten your days! Click here for the Wings, Worms, and Wonder scoop on citrus!

Citrus Season: Traditions, Stories, and Treats!

  I am so excited because we are finally on the eve of citrus season! Citrus has a long history of symbolism and tradition, as well as nutrition and medicine. This cheerful bright fruit inspired humans and lit up the winter months for centuries. (A gorgeous illustration that’s lit up our lives for decades from

Make time to enjoy the equinox transition! Click for Wings, Worms, and Wonder ideas to spark wonder in the seasonal transition!

Plans & Projects: The Equinox is Almost Here!

  The equinox is March 20! So whether you are welcoming spring or fall, depending on where you are in the world, I hope you find some time to enjoy the seasonal transition. Transition times can be very energizing and motivating! When I saw this quote, I knew I wanted to share it. I have