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Wednesday photo of the week: happy kid, happy earth

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Monday thought of the week: heading outside

A thought: How do you get children to connect with the richness of the natural world? Perhaps, it is as simple as heading outside with a homemade butterfly net and a racing heart. – William Leach, in an NPR interview … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: river watchers

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Monday thought of the week: a natural and active nature study

A thought: But after all, childhood, – active, fresh, spontaneous child- hood, – and its need of the normal environment for growth and vigor, supplies the imperative demand for a natural and active nature study. – Clifton Hodge, Nature Study … 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: August 6,Sept. 3Sept. 3, and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: children at nature play

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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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