Category Archives: ecology

BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at bees & honey and moles & soil

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their two new titles for Fall are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In If You … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Raise a Wild Child, by Scott Sampson (and giveaway)

Last year I had the fortune of reading a draft of a forthcoming book about connecting children to nature. Geared toward mentors – be they parents, teachers, or other adults in a child’s life – this book captured for me … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at prairies and seed dispersal

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their two new titles for Fall are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In The Prairie … Continue reading

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My third column for Metro Parent about kids and nature

The July issue of Metro Parent magazine contains the third (of four) of my “Raising Nature Explorers” columns. This one is titled “What Does It Mean To Be Connected to Nature?” and I share several ways that we feel connected … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Scott Sampson offers insightful strategies to “plug in” to the natural world

In April, my friend Scott Sampson talked about children and nature for the annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series at from the University of Washington Department of Psychology and the University of Washington Alumni Association.

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BOOK REVIEW: Selected nature titles from Dawn Publications

If you are interested in nature books for children, whether a parent or educator, those offered by Dawn Publications are the way to go. They recently sent me several titles, and they represent just some of the diversity of their … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: eco-LOG-y

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We are all connected: chemically, ecologically, and evolutionarily

Getting outside and exploring nature is great, but how do you make it personal? As a science-minded person, I think of having a connection to nature in several ways, and I share these views with Patrick as we are out … Continue reading

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