Tag Archives: Pilcher Park Nature Center

Travel Tuesday………. Kauai Waterfall Watch

A few years ago Robert and I went to Kauai for New Years Eve. Magical, fabulous trip. This year we are going to Maui with our friends for one week and then we will be alone on Maui for another … Continue reading

Posted in travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Underground Railroad as a Backdrop for Learning about Nature

Each year at Pilcher Park Nature Center we have some 4800 students come to the park for our Underground Railroad Field Trip.  This was designed to teach Black History and Nature at the same time. Our Nature Center is turned … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Children in Nature, folk music, Nature Play, Play in Nature, play outdoors, Preschool, Preschoolers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Childhood, Children in Nature, Nature Play, Play in Nature, play outdoors, Preschool, Preschoolers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dinner Under the Stars Compliments of Chiquita!

The idea for this evening began with an announcement on Facebook that Eric Noden and Joe Filisko would be playing in Memorial Park in Wheaton, Illinois.   They were playing with Small Potatos and Zacbé Pichardo, a Mexican Harpist among other things.  … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Nature Play, Play in Nature, play outdoors, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU MADE SNOW ANGELS?

Yesterday was one of those magical days when it snows and snows and snows and it is so beautiful and peaceful.  I sat in my office in Pilcher Park Nature Center and watched it snow.  It was so beautiful.  The park was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Here Comes Paula Deen!

About a year ago I went to the Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston area to look for food and relaxation.  One of the places I REALLY wanted to see was Paula Deen’s   Lady and Son’s Restaurant.   I dragged my husband from Hilton … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sunset Cruise Key West Style!

I used to think that writing about Play in Nature was just going to be kids in dirt piles playing and making mud pies.  That is not what it is turning out to be here on my Play in Nature … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Children in Nature, National Parks, Nature Play, Play in Nature, play outdoors, Preschool, Preschoolers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wild Turkey Natural Choice for Thanksgiving? Our Little Sprouts Think So!

When we came in on Tuesday to the Pilcher Park Nature Center we were greated by a suprising visitor!  A month before Thanksgiving a WILD  Turkey  came to visit us all on his own!  This guy was fairly tame/imprinted.  He came … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments