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BOOKS: Six recent titles from Dawn Publications about the natural world

I am incredibly tardy in sharing about these new books from Dawn Publications, a publisher that focuses on books about nature for kids. I always enjoy getting these from them and sharing about them here! Here are the three books … 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 Have you checked out The Intertwine’s new mobile app Daycation to learn about things to do in nature around the Portland area? Summer fun … Continue reading

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BOOK: Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest

Most books that discuss flora and fauna for a particular geographic region are usually geared toward adults. This new book provides descriptions and beautiful illustrations to many of the neat things kids can see in a variety of habitats of … Continue reading

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BOOK: Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Fans of the series of Pacific Northwest field guides from Timber Press in Portland might like to know that they have published a new guide for birds (it joins their guides covering wildlife, insects, wildflowers, trees & shrubs, mushrooms, and … Continue reading

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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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