Nature Journaling for Environmental Awareness and a Balanced Life

The natural world is filled with seasons and cycles that provide predictability to life. Plants and animals depend on it. However, sometimes humans forget we are a part of nature too. We believe that the law of the land doesn't apply to us. That somehow we can outsmart Mother Nature, creating a man-made place apart from … Continue reading Nature Journaling for Environmental Awareness and a Balanced Life

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School’s Out. Now What? Teach Green Summer Reading List for Kids

I am the mother of four children, three boys and a girl. I will always remember the sound of the school bus as it came to a stop outside our front door on the last day of class. I still associate its screeching brakes with the energy that was unleashed in my household the minute … Continue reading School’s Out. Now What? Teach Green Summer Reading List for Kids

A Primer for Environmental Education

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2005) In researching the benefits of grade school environmental education for the new children’s entertainment series we are working on, I ran across an excellent resource entitled Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from … Continue reading A Primer for Environmental Education