By Maureen Stine Years ago, I caught a friend’s reaction to a challenging work assignment. His supervisor wanted him to establish a 501(c)3 volunteer group for their civic center to enhance and support future programming. “Man,” he groaned (the boss out of range), “I don’t have the time, and nobody’s ever shown interest in volunteering for that.” Dismissing the...
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)
Huffington Post – October 19, 2012 By Jackie Ostfeld The first time I witnessed one of my students being bullied was during the winter of 2002. Fresh out of college, I had just begun my first job as a naturalist with an outdoor environmental education program in South Carolina. One of my students, Amanda* was very tall for her age, overweight and noticeably...
Web Resources to help teachers use the natural world as a classroomWe hope that you find the following list to be a useful reference. This initial list is not comprehensive and will be augmented as new and relevant resources are discovered. Please send us your suggestions for additions by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not be able to include every...