Tag: kids and nature

Knowledge Flows During Herring Season

Written by | April 17th, 2012

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For a group of Heiltsuk First Nation fourth-graders, learning about their community’s connection to herring is about much more than history — it’s about the future of Great Bear Rainforest.

Raising a Young Conservationist, Part 1: Loving Nature

Written by | April 2nd, 2012

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Pine cones for lunch? Conservancy scientist Jensen Montambault shares a sweet story from the front lines of parenting.

Lessons from The Lorax

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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A trip to the screening of The Lorax teaches our global climate program director’s two daughters how nature makes their lives better.

The Lorax: Planting the Seed of Conservation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Did your love of nature spring from the stump of a truffula tree? One Nature Conservancy employee shares the books — and family members — that introduced him to a career in conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

Is Mother Nature in Your Family Tree?

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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When we asked you, our readers, how your families have affected your conservation values, you had a lot to say. Here are the inspiring stories that stood out.

Get Kids Outside: Tracking

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Looking for a new way to get kids excited about heading outside? Matt Miller thinks he may have the perfect activity.

The Kids Are Alright

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A colleague had to decide between giving their 10-year-old son a week at camp in Minnesota or an iPad. For Sanjayan the answer was easy, and surprising.

Forever Young

Written by | July 5th, 2011

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What does it really mean to save nature “for future generations”? The Nature Conservancy is finding out, says author Phil Hoose.

5 Ways to Connect Your Children to the Oceans

Written by | October 5th, 2010

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Our marine scientist is turning her kids into ocean geeks… will they be scarred for life or will they grow up to be caretakers of the world’s ocean resources?

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