Learning About Nature Is Fun!   2 comments

Park Ranger and Kid-0108 blogPark Ranger and Kid at Mesa Verde National Park — Image by kenne

During our recent visit to Mesa Verde National Park, I watched a Park Ranger at a demo table doing something we as naturalists do at Sabino Canyon to education visitors to the canyon — couldn’t pass up taking a photo and watching the child’s reaction.

Wild for the Wilderness (1 of 1)-67-2 blogSabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist at Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) programs and nature demonstrations start in October.

— kenne

“Children the world over have a right to a childhood filled with beauty, joy, adventure, and companionship.
They will grow toward ecological literacy if the soil they are nurtured in is rich with experience, love, and good examples.”

— Alan Dyer

 

 

2 responses to “Learning About Nature Is Fun!

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  1. I’ve seen (and worked in) alternative classrooms where kids grow vegetables and make solar panels (and do a lot of other hands-on, great things. I’ve seen a lot of so-called regular classrooms where the kids sit with musty, stale books in rooms that should not have so many children with only one teacher.

  2. Children learn best from doing things with nature. Notice the child is touching a skull and he knows he has her attention.

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