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Summer Solstice ………..May you have the longest happiest day of your life!

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Fairy Fest is THIS Saturday (always the first Saturday in May)

Every year in Pilcher Park the fairies decend upon us. We are lucky enough to be graced by the presence of all of the fairy magic the Universe has to offer. We also have fairies in training who learn the … Continue reading

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Play in Nature Keynote Address

Today I was the Keynote Speaker for The Will County Regional Office of Education 2012 Early Childhood Education Conference.  What a fun day to meet with and talk to K-2 Teachers about Play in Nature.  Here is some of what … Continue reading

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Mom says “Go outside and play!” Now What?

My Mother used to say “Go Outside and Play!” and I would say “with who?”  Then I would grab a book and read under a tree somewhere.  Parent’s today are afraid to say “Go Outside and Play!”  Parents are afraid that … Continue reading

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It’s time for Preschool: Have you considered a Nature Based Preschool?

One of the most important things you can do for your child is make him comfortable being outside.  Children who play outdoors on a regular basis are far less likely to obese.  Chidren who play outdoors grow up to love nature and … Continue reading

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Little Sprouts Started School Today in Pilcher Park

Today our Little Sprouts Nature Based Early Learning Center started it’s second year.  This year to orient the children to preschool we had an open house with children and parents and had them go on a scavenger hunt in the … Continue reading

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Suprise your little one ………with Nature’s Spacecrafts! Hummingbirds!

Hummingbirds are facinating to watch and children and adults of all ages love to watch them.  So often in area’s that they migrate through they find a place to stay and return to every year.  That is what happens here … Continue reading

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Introducing Debbie Greene, Play in Nature and Pilcher Park

I am Debbie Greene and in real life I manage Pilcher Park Nature Center in Pilcher Park  (a 640 acre park in in Joliet Illinois with spring fed ponds, a large creek called Hickory Creek and many 250 year old oak … Continue reading

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