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Nature-based literacy – building lifelong learning and connecting kids to nature

Nature-based literacy is combining reading with being outdoors, helping kids (and adults) develop a love for both, and nurturing a lifelong connection to nature and learning. Having been an environmental educator for more than 30 years and a librarian for … Continue reading

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Can Libraries Take the Lead in Connecting Families to Nature?

Today I presented an idea to southwest Florida library folks at the SWFLN Paraprofessional Day: take the lead in connecting children and adults to nature in your communities – through partnerships, collection development, programming, facility use & design, cultural connections, … Continue reading

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Inspiring Wonder…

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods talks about the importance of allowing our children to have opportunities to develop their senses of wonder…

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Nature: The Rx for Healthy Kids and Schools

NPR aired a Living on Earth interview with Dr. Charles Owyang of San Fransisco today.  He talked about how he and other physicians have started to prescribe nature to children and their families to help them become healthier. Yes, Nature … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make 2011 a Year of Learning

One of my life goals is to continue to learn as much as I can about the world and how it works, about myself and my limits, and about how to make the world a more sustainable place for the … Continue reading

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