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Photo Friday ………………Fall is on it’s Way!

I have had the privilege to manage Pilcher Park Nature Center for the past 17 years. I love Pilcher Park and I love Nature! I am now ready to go see the rest of the world. My heart will remain … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring! Happy Fourth of July !

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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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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

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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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Joliet Partnership for Healthy Families Launched Today!

Today in Joliet, Illinois: a small town mostly known for its prisons we launched a radical plan to make our city healthy! Yes! Healthy. We have been meeting for years as a group of about 12 people representing the Joliet … 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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