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Citizen science in TX: Watching the Monarchs Migrate and other projects

Tuesday of this past week marked the official arrival of fall with the autumnal equinox. It was united with the harvest moon, the first full moon of fall. They seldom fall together so this was a rare treat. I hope you had clear skies to enjoy the event.

Another regular occurrence that happens in the […]

Why unstructured play is good for the brain and 10 things to do.

Anyone who reads this blog know that I am a big advocate of unstructuring experiences. I advocate this because I believe that it is just good for people to slow down and interact in low tech ways. It isn’t that I don’t think that technology has its place it’s that I think that we have […]


I have been thinking a lot about pleasure lately because of a book I read recently. Now I am not one who does pleasure instinctively; ironically, I have to work at it. Kids, on the other hand, don’t. They find pleasure in the simplest things. Until of course, we teach them not to.

Kids are […]

Join Texas Tech and others in a moon study

A while back I did a series on the moon and activities that you could do to connect with nature while studying the moon. Today I am going to promote an article that I found through National Science Teachers Foundation. That link goes to a page with a whole list of citizen science projects and […]