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Wednesday photo of the week: tree swing

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Monday thought of the week: watch her go!

A thought: Give a child a pair of binoculars or a camera, and he will be occupied for a moment or two, before setting it aside. But give her a net, and watch her go! – Robert Michael Pyle, “The … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning

Every time I share about a new book of nature activities, I wonder if there is the need for more books of this nature. And while it may seem that one book or a few might be enough for a … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: immersed

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Monday thought of the week: touched

A thought: We have to let children touch nature, because that which is untouched is unloved. – Emma Marris (from her recent TED talk, see below)

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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. 3, and Oct. 1 … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: creek exploring

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Monday thought of the week: a paradox

A thought: It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. – Leo Buscaglia, motivational speaker and professor in special education

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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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