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Sierra Magazine

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 2, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Magazines, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Sierra Club’s magazine includes features, photos, tips and more on environmental protection issues, living a greener life, taking positive action, and falling in love with the natural world. The website includes most of the articles… More

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A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Alone in the forest with the animals, I am at home.” Alan feels broken. He stutters … except when he talks to animals, like the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo. It makes Alan sad to… More

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The Last Loon

by Rebecca Upjohn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Science

Evan is sent to live with his Aunt Mag for a few weeks over the holidays while his parents are away. Aunt Mag lives in the wilderness – “off the grid” – and Evan sees… More

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Project Wild Thing

by David Bond

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker and parent, didn’t… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: “Treasure Fishing” Offers Compassionate Fun for Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 2, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

My friend Charles E. is a father who is striving to raise his children to be compassionate, humane citizens. Recently I saw a post on his Facebook page about a fun and meaningful activity he… More

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The Last Tiger

by Rebecca Elliott

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science

Luka lives in a future “where the people had forgotten what was important. There were no trees, no plants… and no animals.” One day Luka stumbles upon the last tiger, who has caught his paw… More

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Hannah and the Talking Tree

by Elke Weiss

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science

Hannah is a young girl who uses her very large ears to listen to all of the wonderful things happening in her natural world. Unfortunately, her ears also make it easy to hear the mean… More

Paseo de Maravilla

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 3, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Spanish

Los participantes se turnan cada líder en un silencio pregunto a pie para descubrir el mundo natural con sus cinco sentidos. Recomendado para todas las edades Duración: 30 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core… More

Naturaleza Asombrosa

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 29, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Math, Middle School, Resources, Science, Spanish

Esta actividad usa ejemplos verdaderos y hechos fascinantes para inspirar la curiosidad del mundo natural. Recomendado para grados 1-6. Duración: 30-60 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core para esta actividad aquí (en inglés). More