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Wednesday photo of the week: a new vantage point

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BOOK: Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire

In 2013, Oregon State University Press published Ellie’s Log, in which two friends explore a forest. Just like that first book, a new one by the same author and illustrator combine storytelling with field notebook jottings and illustrations to teach about … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Let Your Kids Go Wild Outside

Full of abundant information on habitats, flora and fauna, and nature exploration, this guide to outdoor activities refreshes with it’s plethora of photographs and enthusiasm about all manner of topics related to nature (I especially appreciate the section on famous … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a new vantage point

A thought: Children experience a unique perspective and freedom when they can climb up and look out on the world from a new vantage point. – Gever Tulley, author of Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do), from … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Our Great Big Backyard

I don’t generally put the Bush family and connecting kids to nature in the same thought, but former First Lady Laura Bush has advocated for bringing children outside again and protecting wild spaces in Texas, where she lives (see here). So … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Nature-based camps for Summer 2016 – now registering! Community canoe paddle schedule with Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Early morning bird walks at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge: July 2, August 6, Sept. … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments and Art Activities that Explore the Wonders of Weather

I am delighted to see this book come to fruition. For perhaps a year now I have been following the authors’ blog, Twitter, and Facebook page/group Mud Puddles to Meteors, as well as one of the authors on her own Instagram. They … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: mushroom hunter

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Wednesday photo of the week: upward

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How we celebrated #KidstoParks Day 2016

Last Saturday was the National Park Trust’s annual Kids to Parks Day. I hosted a giveaway here for two cool National Geographic kid’s books about national parks, and the random winner was Stephanie of Raising Kids Wild. Thank you all … Continue reading

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