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National Conservation Training Center – NCTC

NCTC, located in Shepardstown, West Virginia is a beautiful place to learn about conservation, environmental studies, best practices, science, math …………whatever.  There is a long list of topics taught here both in person or online via the internet or podcasts.  … 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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Dog Parks are a GREAT place to Play in Nature

Going to the Dog Park is a great way to Play in Nature! I have heard it said more than once that the kids have as much fun at the Dog Park as the dogs! The reason for this is … 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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Play in Nature……….Which is Real?

   For years I have wanted to swim with dolphins. I have wanted to snorkel and experience the wonder of the ocean. My grandson Christopher and I used to lie in bed at night and talk about what it would … Continue reading

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What a FABULOUS Day! Manatee Encounter!

We looked down and there it was! A Manatee! The last time we were in the Keys I was on Manatee Watch the entire time!  Everytime I looked into a canal I looked for manatees.  This time I kind of … Continue reading

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Oh Ranger!

I was just playing around on Twitter as I usually do and found a great handy site that I wanted you to know about.  It is called Oh Ranger!  the address is http://www.ohranger.com and it is as helpful a site as … 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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