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Earth Hour part 2

On Friday I posted a mini update announcing Earth Hour for Saturday. This year was even bigger than years previous. I hope this is a trend that continues not a fad that fizzles out. At as child (highschool aged) of the 70’s I have seen the green thing come and go in one cycle already. […]

Earth Hour

Started three years ago to draw attention to simple things that people can do to reduce energy use and carbon emissions Earth Hour has gained traction. This year’s hour begins Saturday March 27th at 8:30 in Australia and will circumnavigate the globe from time zone to time zone.

This is an excellent time to turn […]

Get Wild Child

Here in the US, this past week was National Wildlife Week. This observance was started by the National Wildlife Federation in 1938 as National Wildlife Restoration Week. From its early roots to the present, the focus has always been to maintain relationship with the natural world to encourage protection of the lands and species. What […]

Children and Autonomy

Perseverance, discipline, responsibility and independence are learned skills. I will differentiate skills from knowledge in that knowledge can be contained in books whereas skills are learned only by doing and usually by trial and error. The process of acquiring skills is, I think, hugely important to the development of people. In the process of acquiring […]

Your yard as a Nature Center part 2

Last week I wrote about the beginnings of turning your yard into a nature center. This week I want to continue that theme with links to posts by others. I want to start with a lovely, peaceful video that Ernie McLaney posted on Children and Nature Network.


Note: Select play in 480p, just to […]