Tag Archives: environmental education

Foliage Games and Activities

Why do leaves change color?  Why do leaves fall from the trees in the fall? These questions are common for those working or playing outside with inquisitive young people.  Every fall, I make sure to address these questions in a … Continue reading

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Forts and Fairy Houses

“Can we go into the forest today?!  PLeeeaaaaassssee?” In just one month’s time, the vast majority of our group prefers forest time to time spent on the playground, blacktop, soccer field, or gym.  When asked why, here’s what some students … Continue reading

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Children and Nature: The Forest

Nature Deficit Disorder.  Leave No Child Inside.  De-natured Childhood. Biophilia vs. biophobia.  What reaction do you have from these phrases and slogans? I know that children (and adults) are spending less time outside.  Headlines regularly proclaim increasing hours screen time … Continue reading

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Starting a Container Garden

Do you rent?  Do you have limited if any space to grow vegetables this summer?  Are you thinking about moving apartments in June or September?  Do you hesitate to garden because you might have to buy a lot of new … Continue reading

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Boiled Down: A Maple Recap

By the end of the Boil Down weekend, I was barely able to speak in complete sentences.  I managed to take the following notes, which still sum up our season’s success quite well: Friday: Boiled from 7:30am-10:30pm, had 260 students, … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival

Join Groundwork Somerville on March 3rd at the Somerville Community Growing Center for the annual Somerville Maple Syrup Project Boil Down!   Community members of all ages are invited to 22 Vinal Avenue between 10am and 2pm to watch and learn … Continue reading

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Connectors

My most recent weekend visit to Vermont provided me with some time for introspective reflection.  I thought about my strengths and weaknesses, both personally as a friend and professionally as an employee.  I thought about what I value in my … Continue reading

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