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The Wonder Box

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 23, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Science

The Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, twigs, deceased insects, etc.). Students can interact with the objects, inspecting them, using their five senses, drawing/sketching,… 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

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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

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Speaking From the Heart: A Council of All Beings

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and love. Let us know what you think by commenting.) What does a mountain wish for?… More

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Rekindle Students’ Love of Nature with “Natural Value”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 14, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Despite what a recent toy advertisement might have us believe, children tend to have an inherent affinity for the natural world. That connection can fade if it’s not nurtured regularly. But even with young people… More

Natural Value

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 12, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science

Students reflect on an image that captures natural beauty and the intrinsic value that nature has in order to consider their own roles in protecting nature  and to help nurture their sense of wonder. (As… More

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Humane Education Activity: Smell Teas

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Summer is a great time for the Smell Teas game. It’s appropriate for kids and adults, and can be used in school, at camp, or even as a family game at home. We do it… More