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Spring Nature Club – The Great Outdoors

This past Saturday was the first class of my Spring Nature Club.  Each Saturday morning for four weeks we will meet at a local park and spend our time fully immersed in the great outdoors together.  I love how the group is always mixed ages.  The children have so much to learn from one another. …

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Mushrooming

We had such a fun experiment with this mushroom kit.  The mushrooms grow in recycled coffee grounds right on your windowsill in less than 10 days.  The process really amazed the girls and it was so much fun to watch and chart the progress.   The mushrooms seemed kind of yuck to us at first …

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Maple Syruping in Connecticut

We took a little field trip one Saturday afternoon with some friends to a maple syrup farm.  The event was free and very simple but it was cool to show the children how maple syrup is made and how much work goes into the process.  We were absolutely FREEZING and were very thankful for our …

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Nature Club – Food Cycles

Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.   -Jim Fowler My winter Nature Club has come to an end and our last meeting was wonderful. The hardest part …

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Nature Club – We’re Going on a Tree Hunt

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, …

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Dandelion Tea

The children harvested dandelions from our playyard today so we could make Dandelion Tea together.   It is well-known that the root of dandelions have many healing properties.  A huge new grant has been put toward researching more about this beautiful “weed” after findings that dandelion root tea killed cancer cells.  The children did not …

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