Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Take It Outside – Color

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day to day-tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see and … Continue reading

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Creature Feature – Fairy Shrimp

“We have fairy shrimp. They came from my friend’s vernal pond,” said the director of Schoolmates one morning as Stephen arrived for preschool. The fairy shrimp were swimming in tea-colored water in a large glass jar on one of the … Continue reading

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Take It Outside – Running Water

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day to day tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see … Continue reading

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Get Growing – Peas and Greens

All winter I look forward to the new planting season. Yet each year I am surprised by how early it can start, and I have to rush to catch up. Peas, lettuce, and spinach can be planted in the garden … Continue reading

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Warriors of the World

Defenders of Wildlife was founded in 1947, under the name Defenders of Furbearers. They had one full-time employee and 1500 members. Their early mission was to protect furred animals from steel-jawed leghold traps and lethal poisons.  The organization is now … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – April

As the weather warms and talk turns to gardening, Barking Frog Farm thought it would be fun to introduce you to a wonderful book called Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy. This book is full … Continue reading

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