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Getting Ready for a LONG Road Trip!

Sometime after I retire at the end of February we will be embarking on a long trip. This is something I have dreamed of all of my adult life. My ex-husband and I had this conversation numerous times but there … Continue reading

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

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Photo Friday June 7th

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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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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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Summer……….Bats, Fireflies and Swimming in the Dark!

  Remember those days!  No school.  Summer heat.  Out until the parents MADE you come inside.  Well tonight was the grown-up version of that for me.  I came home from work and my friend met me in the driveway with … 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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