Category Archives: television

My kids and I on Grant’s Getaways!

Grant McComie is a local broadcast journalist who hosts segments on outdoor recreation in the Portland region and beyond. “Grant’s Getaways,” as they are known, air on KGW Channel 8 and get put up on the Travel Oregon website. Grant … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a world outside of screens

A thought: Just 20 years ago, children played out a lot more: 40% would regularly play in natural places. Now only 10% do. That’s why I’m trying to “market” Nature. The sales of outdoor play to children have fallen off … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: best of both worlds

A thought: Ideally, we won’t sacrifice one for the other. We’ll play outside and visit parks and wilds on foot, and also enjoy technological nature, as a mental seasoning, turning to it for what it does best: illuminate all the … Continue reading

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Re-connecting Kids With Nature (Discover the Forest)

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Kratt Brothers at OMSI

I’ve watched the various Kratt Brothers‘ shows on PBS over the years. They have a new show, a cartoon this time, called Wild Kratts. Chris and Martin came to OMSI on April 16th for a free program (happy that we … Continue reading

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