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Guest Post: Super Nature Adventures & a Giveaway

What is hiking like with your kids? If it’s anything like it is with us, sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s…well…not so much. We know what it’s like to have a kid throw a fit on a trail because we’ve … Continue reading

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BOOK: Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

I have long had a 1931 edition of the book Handbook of Nature Study (1911) that I treasure, handed down to me from my grandfather. It’s author, Anna Comstock, was always a lover of nature. But she decided to major in … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: the play room

A thought: … I think it’s fine for kids to pick, pluck, move, squish, haul and use the physical equivalent of their “outdoor voices” outdoors. If we want kids to have any true, deep feelings for nature, they can’t grow … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — List of Summer Camp 2017 opportunities Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs about ice age floods, the total solar eclipse, volcanoes, and PNW geology Upcoming Intertwine Regional Eco-Blitz events Upcoming events with … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week & a new book for parents – Let Them Eat Dirt

A thought: When children are out walking or playing in a green space… the risk of getting infected with microbes that carry human diseases decreases drastically. Allow your children to touch anything they want (except animal waste), including dirt, mud, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: our neighborhood trail

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Monday thought of the week: little outdoor people

A thought: Kids are natural little outdoor people. It is we, the adults, that turn them into indoor people. – Mark Jenkins, in the Foreword to Jennifer Bove, ed., Wild with Child: Adventures of Families in the Great Outdoors (Palo Alto: Solas … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: salamander

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Monday thought of the week: natural playmates

[I’ve been neglecting my Monday thought of the week and Wednesday photo of the week posts recently. I enjoy posting them, and hope my readers enjoying reading and seeing them… so let’s get back to it!] A thought: Nature and … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — List of Summer Camp 2017 opportunities Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs about ice age floods and volcanoes Upcoming Intertwine Regional Eco-Blitz events Nature classes at Portland area parks from Tinkergarten Discovery Hikes … Continue reading

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