Tag: kids

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

Written by | April 11th, 2014

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It’s true that not many people show up for their birthday parties. But Dayna Gross’ kids track the seasons by elk bugles, play in the stream whenever they want and roam freely. Here’s what it’s like to grow up on a nature preserve — and to be a “preserve parent.”

A New Tradition for the Fourth

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Four in five American voters agree that conserving our country’s natural resources is patriotic. So what will you do this 4th of July to get the most of nature?

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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This Independence Day, our guest blogger reflects on how fortunate we are that so much of America has been preserved for our enjoyment and enlightenment.

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Sometimes, it’s hard to impress children. A father uses his upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea to teach his snake-loving son a lesson on the Birds of Paradise.

Father’s Day: Playing with Fire

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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As kids we’re taught not to play with fire. So how do you explain your job to your sons when you’re setting managed, controlled fires for a living? The Conservancy’s Sam Lindblom shares his story.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 24

Written by | April 24th, 2013

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We’ve got interesting bedfellows in today’s green news.

  1. PETA has bought stock in Sea World, and now has a seat at shareholder meetings. (Huffington Post)
  2. A fish previously thought to be extinct is making a comeback in Nevada. (The New York Times)
  3. Sick of traffic? You could hover over congestion in this car. (Discovery News)
  4. A 6-year old boy’s day off of school was made exciting thanks to an alligator attack (and he’s ok). (NPR)
  5. And as long as there’s no alligator attacks, nature makes kids healthier. (MNN)

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

A Parent’s Paradox: Staying Green While Staying on Schedule

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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October 3rd is National Walk to School Day. Sounds like a great idea for EVERY day, but how does a busy parent find the time? We have some ideas.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. Our freshwater scientist and his kids spearheaded a “great steelhead rescue.” (Outside)
  2. It’s called a poodle moth. That’s all you need to know. (Mongabay)
  3. Is Hurricane Isaac stirring up remnants of oil from the Gulf oil spill? (Yahoo)
  4. Get the skinny on the carbon tax. (Grist)
  5. “Free” water comes at a price. (National Geographic)

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.

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