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Category Archives: earth day
Earth Day was a little over one week ago. At some point on that day, I sat down with my toddler daughter and read to her some poems from the new book* All the Wild Wonders: Poems of our Earth, edited … Continue reading
The April issue of Metro Parent is out, which means you can read two new pieces from me! First, an article about volunteering in nature for families, perfect for Earth Day month. And second, my second “Raising Nature Explorers” column, … Continue reading
A thought: I put together this image/quote last night, please share it around!
For Earth Day 2012, I set up our Secular Sunday School group (through the Center for Inquiry-Portland) to pull invasive plants at a natural area in Beaverton. We headed to Kaiser Woods Park () on that Sunday to clear some … Continue reading
There is a lot to choose from! Patrick and I will be volunteering with our secular Sunday school group pulling invasive plants from a natural area in Beaverton. Here’s a non-comprehensive list of events in the Portland area for Earth … Continue reading
The April 2012 issue of Portland’s Metro Parent magazine is focused on nature. You can view the whole issue here to read: “Raising a Nature Lover,” “Earth Day, Every Day,” and “Kids Say the Greenest Things.” This here blog of … Continue reading
The third outing of Portland’s Muddy Boots Family Nature Club (and Patrick and my second time) was a joint potluck/walk at Mount Talbert Nature Park in Clackamas on April 23rd, in honor of Earth Day (April 22nd). There were not … Continue reading
Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Not sure yet what Patrick and I will end up doing. How will you celebrate? (this list of events I’ve culled from the internet is by no means comprehensive, but if you know of … Continue reading