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Book cover: Hannah and the Talking TreeBook cover: Hannah and the Talking Tree

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

Book cover: On Meadowview StreetBook cover: On Meadowview Street

On Meadowview Street

by Henry Cole

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

Caroline and her family move to a suburb full of lawns and cookie-cutter houses on Meadowview Street. When she discovers a single flower in their lawn, Caroline decides to create a little “wildflower preserve” and… More

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The Kingdom of Mine

by Gary Edwards

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science

When a young king inherits his father’s flourishing kingdom, he vows to continue his father’s legacy. But the young king becomes caught up in keeping the beauty of the kingdom — the apples, the deer,… More

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The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever

by H. Joseph Hopkisn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“Not everyone feels at home in the woods. But Kate did.” Katherine Olivia Sessions was the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a science degree. When a teaching job lands her… More

Todo Es Bello

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 22, 2014 | Filed under Arts, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Science, Spanish

Estudiantes usan cuatro de sus  sentidos para explorar la belleza de la naturaleza. Recomendado para grados K-2 Duración: 15-30 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core para esta actividad aquí (en inglés). More

Consejo de Todos Los Seres Vivos

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 8, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, College/Adult, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Qué espera una montaña? ¿Y un lobo, una vaca o un rio? Los participantes deben de convertirse en una parte de la naturaleza y compartir sus vidas, preocupaciones, esperanzas y conocimiento del ser que son… More

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4 Resources for Greening Your Schoolyard

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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Activities on Environmental Protection, Reawakening Wonder

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More