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Two upcoming Portland area children & nature events

Attention parents, teachers, school administrators, and informal educators, here are two events of interest being put on by The Intertwine next month: Children, Nature & Schools Symposium (Oregon Zoo) March 13 (Mon), 9a-6p $50, register by 3/8 Clark County Youth … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: attention is the beginning of devotion

A thought: Teach the children. We don’t matter much. But the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen. The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin flowers. And … Continue reading

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30 Birds to Know in Portland

30 Birds to Know in Portland/30 Aves Para Conocer en Portland is a deck of flashcards for beginning birders (printed in Portland). The 30 species represent those most commonly seen in the Portland region, such as the Great Blue Heron, … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: brooks not books

A thought: Teach your children to bring them in for themselves. Take your text from the brooks, not from the booksellers. – naturalist Louis Agassiz on how children should collect natural history specimens, quoted in David Starr Jordan‘s Science Sketches (Chicago: … Continue reading

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BOOK: Woodland Adventure Handbook

If you run a nature camp or family nature group and have access to a wooded area near you, this just might be a book you need on your shelf. Adam Dove, Woodland Adventure Handbook (London: Frances Lincoln Limited, 2015), … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: all meant to be naturalists

A thought: We were all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things. … Continue reading

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Where to go: to visit a nature center

This is the first in a new series of posts on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month that will highlight great places to go in the Portland region for a particular nature activity. ——————– Where to go: to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Nature Play – Take Childhood Back documentary

Do we need another film about connecting children to nature? There’s Play Again, Nature Kids, Project Wild Thing, The Land, and some others I am sure. Will yet another film lead us in the direction we hope for our kids? … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning

Every time I share about a new book of nature activities, I wonder if there is the need for more books of this nature. And while it may seem that one book or a few might be enough for a … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: touched

A thought: We have to let children touch nature, because that which is untouched is unloved. – Emma Marris (from her recent TED talk, see below)

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