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Learn all kinds of new and exciting things while having fun! You can also catch up on what we're up to, and get the oppinions of some of our crew.

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Nature Journal Prompts: Nov 17-23

Posted on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The prompts for this week will take you from the ground, to the sky, and beyond! These prompts are here to help you stay inspired while keeping a nature journal, because sometimes the motivation can be hard to find. 

  • Find a tree that hasn't lost it's leaves for the fall, whether it be decidous or evergreen. Examine the tree and detail your observations. 
  • Do you have any indoor plants? If so, pick one to examine and detail your observations in your journal. If y...

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Nature Journal Prompts: Nov 10-16

Posted on November 9, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Another week of prompts are here! These might be especially helpful given the harsh winter weather that's been moving in. These are here for those of you keeping nature journals, but sometimes have trouble finding something to journal about. Use these prompts to help you get inspired, or to give you an idea for something to write about. For more information on nature journals and why you should be keeping one, visit the following link: https://www.childrenofterra.org/apps/blog/show/47382045-w...

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A few simple solutions to over development

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Overdevelopment is a major issue. It effects our air, soil, and water quality. It can cause issues with our infrastructure. Most of all, overdevelopment displaces wildlife and removes greenspace. That’s not all, but if we started listing all the reasons it’s an issue, we’d be here for quite some time. Really, it’s hard to think of any part of our everyday lives that aren’t in some way effected by overdevelopment. There are some solutions, though. Solutions that c...

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Nature Journal Prompts: Nov 3-9

Posted on November 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the second week of prompts! These are here for those of you keeping nature journals, but sometimes have trouble finding something to journal about. Use these prompts to help you get inspired, or to give you an idea for something to write about. For more information on nature journals and why you should be keeping one, visit the following link: https://www.childrenofterra.org/apps/blog/show/47382045-what-s-a-nature-journal-and-why-you-should-be-keeping-one

Nature Journal Pro...

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Build your own simple DIY plant press

Posted on October 25, 2019 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever been taking a walk and noticed a plant you didn’t recognize? There’s an app for that! In fact, there are quite a few apps to help identify plants. Sometimes, though, they don’t work right. The photo recognition technology these apps use isn’t perfect, and can get confused. Sometimes you don’t have service, or your battery is too low to take a picture. When technology fails, it’s usually best to know the “old-school” method of doing...

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Bugs, bats, and birds: Building a DIY Bughouse

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Finish this sentence: Bugs are…

 

I’m really hoping your answers were something along the lines of “awesome" or “extremely beneficial", because they are! Bugs are (at least partially) responsible for pollination, maintaining the health of our soil, recycling nutrients, and even breaking down our waste! Some species are beneficial in that they prey on bugs that may harm our crops or carry disease. Not only are they b...

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Nature Journal Prompts for Oct 27-Nov2

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Having some trouble figruing out what to write about or detail in your nature journal? Here's some prompts to help give you a jump-start! Come back for fresh prompts next week!

  1. Find five different colored leaves. Detail them in your journal.
  2. What kind of wild edible plants do you know of in your region, if any? Detail what you know about one in your journal.
  3. Be sure to try and spend 15 minutes somewhere outside with nature. What did you notice the most? Was it a ...
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What's a Nature Journal and Why You Should Be Keeping One

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post when you’re done. There’s a free printable to help you kick off your nature journal!

A lot of us have kept some sort of journal at one point or another. Some people keep dream journals, so they can remember on reflect on their unconscious mind. Others keep personal diaries as a place to vent their frustrations and keep fond memories. But how many people keep nature journals? I’m willing to bet that number is quite a b...

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STEAM Challenge! Build a Fanboat

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Airboats are pretty cool, even though they don’t actually sail through the air. Traditional boats push themselves through the water by exerting force on the water itself. Airboats push themselves over the water by exerting force on the air behind the boat. Thanks to the lack of a motor or propellers in the water, combined with their flat bottoms, these types of boats are perfect for navigating places we wouldn’t normally be able to reach with a traditional boat.

While many ...

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No Earth Week Bash, but plenty of fun to come this year!

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop a quick update on what's happening with some of our programs and initiatives!

-Earth Week Bash

After reviewing some things a bit more thoroughly (including available funding, conflicting events/festivals, availability of educators/vendors), we've decided to hold off on doing a big Earth Week Bash this year, instead putting our focus towards planning an event for next year. This will allow us ample time to plan the incredible event you deserve. I...

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