Making Something From “Nothing”

May 14, 2014

Today I want to share with you a skill that I have been working on with our Acorn Home School Program. Something that I always love is the process of discovering a new skill. The best learning comes from trial and error. It is fantastic to experiment with something to see what works and what [...]

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Guest Blog: Field Research

April 1, 2014

This blog was written by Jackson Darland, a University of Oregon Student. Here he reports on a field research project that he completed for a childhood development course focusing on a Whole Earth Nature School program. When I was assigned to conduct a field research project this winter I hoped to study an educational program [...]

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Field Report: Tracking the Oregon Dunes

March 12, 2014

It was written right there in the sand, “I just saw a coyote running!”. That would explain the abrupt change in direction. We had been trailing one of our instructors through the dune landscape as he tried to evade us. Yet he had just let himself be seen in plain view headed in a totally [...]

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Playing With Plants

February 20, 2014

It may be February on the calendar but here in the Willamette Valley spring doesn’t wait. I have recently seen a plethora of plant life starting to push up through the soil and burst from leaf buds. The osoberry bushes are blooming, the miner’s lettuce is popping up, the daffodils are getting ready to burst [...]

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Early Registration Discounts for Summer Camps

January 26, 2014

It may be chilly outside but now is the time to be thinking about planning for Summer Nature Camps. This year we have added some awesome new options including the Teen Tracking and Survival Expedition, Grimm Fairy Tales, and a special family camp Nature Safety and Survival. Early registration discounts are available until the end [...]

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Volunteer Training Opportunity: RESCHEDULED!

January 20, 2014

When can you attend our next Volunteer Deep Nature Training Course? Choose your available weekend dates in February and help us choose the date! Here is the “Doodle” Poll we’ve set up: At our free training you will learn basic awareness games that you can play with kids, learn a few medicinal plants, work [...]

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Snowy Mysteries

December 13, 2013

This recent cold and snowy weather has been really challenging for drivers but it has been fantastic for tracking. Here are a few mysteries for you to ponder. Click the images to see them larger. My best guess answers are at the bottom of the page. Stay safe out there. 1. Let’s start with a [...]

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