Birding with a Baby

Working at a nature center has brought out the birdy, I mean nerdy, in me. I am not quite sure whether this was an influence from my colleagues or a genuine interest of mine; either way, I am a self admitted birder. One thing I do know, though, is that my…

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Sunday Snippet: Bubble Catching

I got the distinct pleasure of practicing hand-eye coordination with my little squirt tonight. Armed with nothing more than a net she took on the ferocious bubbles that I, “momma” (finally!), was blowing her way. With a little modeling she took to this impressive sport quicker than Spongebob after jellyfish!…

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She’s Finally Here!!!

On April 24th, 2014 at 1:24am we delivered our first child- a perfect little girl of 6 lbs 9 oz and 20 inches long. She was three weeks early but as healthy as they come. After having worked at the preschool from 8:30am to 4:15pm on Wednesday, April 23rd I…

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Oh What You Can do With Grants!!!

Everyone knows that grants can be wonderful tools to help achieve projects that otherwise could not be funded- this grant takes that dream to the extreme. The 3M Scientific Anglers grant provided $50,000 to the partnership of the Chippewa Nature Center of Midland, Michigan and Bullock Creek Public Schools for…

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The May Newsletter Has Flown In!

May is here and so is the May e-newsletter! This issue covers topics such birds, insects, camouflage and themed decorations, centers and snacks. Take a look and get inspired to take your students outside and enjoy the warmth, hopefully, of May! May 2014

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Outside Tech- the Flipped Classroom

The educational push is towards technology, right? Technology, technology, technology…why not bring your technology outside with you and your students. Call me crazy, but technology from inside the classroom can truly enhance the outdoor experience which in turns enhances your students’ overall understanding of the curriculum which in turn leads…

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April E-Newsletter

April is here and so is the April e-newsletter! This issue covers topics such vernal pools, frogs, buds and themed decorations, centers and snacks. Take a look and get inspired to take your students outside and enjoy the April air! April 2014

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Fools for Nature!

April 1st is a notorious day for practical jokes in schools. Instead of letting this day get you down, harness this love of jokery by turning the day into a celebration of Mother Nature’s natural jokes. Depending on what you’re studying at the time, you could focus on a few…

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E-Newsletters are Here!

Due to multiple requests, I have decided to put together an e-newsletter that will come out at the beginning of each month. The issues will be focused on what is happening in nature during the month, activities, recommended books and themed snacks. If you have any ideas for which you…

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