Why Nature Journal?

Why should you nature journal? Because Rachel Carson did? Because Beatrix Potter did? Because I say so? Of course! Just kidding, that’s not why at all. There is so much to do in so little time, isn’t just getting outside a few times a week enough? Why do we ¬†have to add something else? Well,

Seed Swap: Environmental Ed vs. Ecoliteracy

As Environmental Education Week quickly approaches (April 13-19, 2014) how do you feel about the terminology or methods of traditional “environmental education”? Do you feel environmental ed encompasses enough focus on¬†creativity and wonder? Will environmental education produce generations who love nature? Weigh in with your thoughts! I tend to think that traditional “environmental education” carries

Resource Hunting and Gathering

This was the full moon from Tuesday night. It was pretty cloudy so we couldn’t see it until it was up pretty high. I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the full moon this week! For me, it made a good excuse to take a break from indoor evening activities and get

Summer Nature Journals

As summer approaches and schedules slow down, consider creating a summer nature journal practice with your children or journals to send home with your students to encourage a summer nature journaling practice. Nature journals is an age old method of connecting with place and the flora and fauna right outside your door. The journal can