Did you know that every year, Community Engagement Day is celebrated globally on January 28th? This year, 2023, that’s a Saturday. So you get a whole, school-free day, to participate in a celebration that transcends national borders and commends collaboration. Really…it’s a very cool opportunity to teach your young ones about the power of community… Continue reading Here are 3 family-fun ways you can participate in Global Community Engagement Day
Don't get me wrong, we love winter in Western North Carolina. Winter is the time when we are the most creative in coming up with things for our children to do outside. BUT, Winter 2021 felt like it lasted decades and we are SO excited to welcome spring. As such, we've decided to let you… Continue reading Our FAVORITE Activity to Celebrate Spring!
To research for this post, I took myself on my favorite hike in Pisgah National Forest. The first mile or so is flat, meandering along and across Cove Creek. Then, rather abruptly, the trail inclines. If you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice the ascending elevation presents different vegetation from that of the creek bed. That’s… Continue reading Forest Flower Power
The danger of demonizing snakes One question I have been posing to students a lot lately is, “What is your favorite thing about spring?” Mostly, the response has been that the weather feels warmer, which means kids get to visit the pool. Some have said they have been enjoying the flowers (minus the annual allergy… Continue reading Danger-Noodles!
A look into outdoor education following a formidable year of stressors. I’ve been an environmental educator for almost a third of my life. There is absolutely no other feeling like watching a kid’s face light up when they discover something new to them, their pride in getting to create something, or the pure joy experienced… Continue reading Nature-Immersion to Address Stress