Getting Kids Outdoors, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Michigan Green Schools, Polly’s Planting and Plucking, and local teachers joined together to explore options for creating a unique outdoor landscape project with students. Kim Buntin from Polly's Planting and Plucking led a wonderful tour, sharing tips on getting started with schoolyard habitats that promote outdoor...
Kate Bassett Harbor Light Newspaper Jan 16, 2013
Photos of elementary school children making patterns with leaves, taking “pictures” with cardboard frames, and practicing geometry by way of building forts, flashed across the projection screen during the Harbor Springs Board of Education meeting Monday, January 14. These images-- examples of how children can learn...
Hammer a Luminaria from a Recycled Can Materials
- Candle - small one such as a tea light
- Metal can
- Large nail
- Paper long enough to wrap around the can
- Work glove (optional)
The Early Childhood Window of Opportunities Conference (www.ncmich.edu) is hosting its first Nature-Themed conference this Friday, October 12th from 8:00-4:00pm. The conference, which comes to Petoskey every other year, is held at the North Central Michigan College campus, in Petoskey. Nature Explore is a collaborative between the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions...
July 15, 2012In the words of the renowned philosopher Henry David Thoreau: We need the tonic of wilderness. And yet, in the 21st Century, we find our children increasingly without this ‘tonic’, or what Richard Louv (2011) calls ‘Vitamin N,’ for Nature. All available evidence suggests that young Australians are becoming less likely to engage in free play in outdoor...
Little Traverse Conservancy presents a hike and talk on riverine mammals is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 12, at Braun Nature Preserve, near Pellston. Free; pre-registration required. (231) 347-0991.
http://www.mothernaturesmovie.com/ Mother Nature’s Child explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents. The film marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors; this will not be true for most children growing up today....