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Nature’s Classroom: Sneaking Science into Your Backyard Adventure

Let’s Get Science-y! It probably comes as no surprise that today’s average child spends far more time indoors than you did as a child. For many kids, screentime, whether it’s on a gaming system, Netflix and Hulu, tablet or smartphone app, might win out over spending time outside. But we need to encourage our kids… Read More Nature’s Classroom: Sneaking Science into Your Backyard Adventure

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Nature’s Classroom: Dirt, Critter and Water Activities for Kids

The summer season is upon us, and this fleeting time of year needs to be filled with adventures and sunny fun. After a crazy year of Distance Learning, Homeschooling, and Shelter in Place orders, its time to get outside and dive into Nature’s Classroom. Currently, I live in a neighborhood with several families with elementary-aged… Read More Nature’s Classroom: Dirt, Critter and Water Activities for Kids

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Nature’s Classroom | Two Bird I.D. Books Young Naturalists

This last spring I set up two brand new bird feeders outside my office window and bought higher-quality birdseed from our local Farmer’s Market. The reward was a plethora of gorgeous birds that my 54-year-old self hasn’t recalled ever seeing! This prompted the hunt and ultimate purchase of TWO great bird i.d. books. My daughter… Read More Nature’s Classroom | Two Bird I.D. Books Young Naturalists