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  • The rain stopped just before we began our hike, leaving the trail damp enough that we had to sit on backpacks when drawing in our nature journals. There we sprawled beneath a mixed canopy of evergreens and bare branches on a warm January afternoon. I couldn’t get over the light. The winter sun glinted off the rain-soaked foliage, casting the forest in a silver shimmer. #friendsschoolofwilmington #outdoorclassroom #millpondtrail #walkinthewoods
  • The rain stopped just before we began our hike, leaving the trail damp enough that we had to sit on backpacks when drawing in our nature journals. There we sprawled beneath a mixed canopy of evergreens and bare branches on a warm January afternoon. I couldn’t get over the light. The winter sun glinted off the rain-soaked foliage, casting the forest in a silver shimmer. #friendsschoolofwilmington #outdoorclassroom #millpondtrail #walkinthewoods
  •  37  5 2 hours ago
  • When I Am Among the Trees 🌳
    When I am among the trees,
    especially the willows and the honey locust,
    equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
    they give off such hints of gladness.
    I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
    I am so distant from the hope of myself,
    in which I have goodness, and discernment,
    and never hurry through the world
    but walk slowly, and bow often.
    Around me the trees stir in their leaves
    and call out, “Stay awhile.”
    The light flows from their branches.
    And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
    “and you too have come
    into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.”
    - Mary Oliver 🌳
    #letthemclimbtheirtree
    #maryoliver
  • When I Am Among the Trees 🌳 
When I am among the trees, 
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
 but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.”
- Mary Oliver 🌳 
#letthemclimbtheirtree
#maryoliver
  •  20  5 2 hours ago
  • Just a baby, hanging out with a couple of chickens 👦🏼🐔🐔
  • Just a baby, hanging out with a couple of chickens 👦🏼🐔🐔
  •  12  1 3 hours ago
  • Its almost Saturday which means its almost time for our “Teachers in Nature” workshop! You can learn all about the different ways to get curious young minds out into nature and excited about their local ecology. 🌿🐾🐜
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    Register for this workshop, and any other workshops on our website: Experiences> Adult Programs> Adult Workshops
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    Register for 2 or more workshops and get 15% off!
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    #Highpark #outdooreducation #outsideforever #getoutside #outdoorclassroom #natureeducation #handsonlearning
  • Its almost Saturday which means its almost time for our “Teachers in Nature” workshop! You can learn all about the different ways to get curious young minds out into nature and excited about their local ecology. 🌿🐾🐜
. 
Register for this workshop, and any other workshops on our website: Experiences> Adult Programs> Adult Workshops
. 
Register for 2 or more workshops and get 15% off!
. 
#Highpark #outdooreducation #outsideforever #getoutside #outdoorclassroom #natureeducation #handsonlearning
  •  15  0 3 hours ago
  • "I am not an Instructor, but I play a huge role in the execution of this expedition—I am the Logistics Coordinator. I oversee the food inventory and planning for the crew, manage and track our gear, and help with the transport of people and their belongings. I know that if my job is done well, no one will notice that I am secretly orchestrating the whole thing behind the scenes. I like to think Logistics Coordinators can perform magic." —Eva Johnson Thank your LCs! 😀🙌
  • "I am not an Instructor, but I play a huge role in the execution of this expedition—I am the Logistics Coordinator. I oversee the food inventory and planning for the crew, manage and track our gear, and help with the transport of people and their belongings. I know that if my job is done well, no one will notice that I am secretly orchestrating the whole thing behind the scenes. I like to think Logistics Coordinators can perform magic." —Eva Johnson Thank your LCs! 😀🙌
  •  270  8 3 hours ago
  • Water you waiting for? Save $50 when you register for Educo before Feb. 17th!
  • Water you waiting for? Save $50 when you register for Educo before Feb. 17th!
  •  34  1 4 hours ago
  • Teach empathy by spreading smiles with your kids! Activities like this one encourages children with the chance to experience the joy of sharing and thinking about how others may feel. Empathy is our focus skill for the spring season at Tinkergarten! So come and earn your Empathy skill badge! Use early bird discount code SPRING2019 for 15% off of spring classes! (Expires 2/27) go to www.tinkergarten.com/classes to find a leader and classes in your area! If there are none in your area then consider being the one to lead and bring this movement into your community. I am here to answer any questions!
  • Teach empathy by spreading smiles with your kids! Activities like this one encourages children with the chance to experience the joy of sharing and thinking about how others may feel. Empathy is our focus skill for the spring season at Tinkergarten! So come and earn your Empathy skill badge! Use early bird discount code SPRING2019 for 15% off of spring classes! (Expires 2/27) go to www.tinkergarten.com/classes to find a leader and classes in your area! If there are none in your area then consider being the one to lead and bring this movement into your community. I am here to answer any questions!
  •  10  1 5 hours ago
  • Armenian cucumber?? Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon??? It's like Christmas day all over again!! Look at all the seeds donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds! So excited for the coming growing season!!! Thanks so much, @bakercreekseeds🌱

    Check out their huge collection of cool seeds at www.rareseeds.com ❤
  • Armenian cucumber?? Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon??? It's like Christmas day all over again!! Look at all the seeds donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds! So excited for the coming growing season!!! Thanks so much, @bakercreekseeds🌱

Check out their huge collection of cool seeds at www.rareseeds.com ❤
  •  11  1 5 hours ago
  • n̤̈ä̤ï̤l̤̈ ä̤n̤̈d̤̈ s̤̈ẗ̤r̤̈ï̤n̤̈g̤̈ ä̤r̤̈ẗ̤ We had a fantastic time learning new skills and creating wonderful pieces during our Holiday Program this week! Children learned how to safely use a hammer and had wonderful creations to show for it ❤️
  • n̤̈ä̤ï̤l̤̈ ä̤n̤̈d̤̈ s̤̈ẗ̤r̤̈ï̤n̤̈g̤̈ ä̤r̤̈ẗ̤ We had a fantastic time learning new skills and creating wonderful pieces during our Holiday Program this week!  Children learned how to safely use a hammer and had wonderful creations to show for it ❤️
  •  17  1 5 hours ago
  • #sothisislove #myjoy Our Princess Diana exploring our music spot and her environment. She will be 1 years old next week! She has been taking sooooo many more steps each and every day! Today she did a lot of steps on so many different surfaces, which required a lot of balance! Yes she is barefoot, it allows her to get a better grip on the surfaces with her toes. Yes I know this is something that could not be allowed in centers because of licensing,but geez, I think they would do so much better if they could. She does have shoes, but she won’t put her feet down when we are outback when she does have her shoes on. So barefoot it is for now. Sam was sooooo excited to have Diana teetering around with her, they both were excited! Diana has a whole new world to really explore now and I am so excited for her! Our outdoor music spot is made with a couple of Shepard hooks and wire ties! Our kitchen items are all from the thrift store! ***** To learn more about our playground design you can check it out in our HIGHLIGHTS under “environment”. No space is too small to create an inviting outdoor space for children.
    #grossmotor #grossmotordevelopment #grossmotorskills #grossmotoractivity
    #playgrounddesign #discoveringsounds #musicforchildren #musicoutdoors #outdoorclassroom #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolpreschooler #preschoolathome #athomepreschool
  • #sothisislove #myjoy  Our Princess Diana exploring our music spot and her environment. She will be 1 years old next week! She has been taking sooooo many more steps each and every day! Today she did a lot of steps on so many different surfaces, which required a lot of balance! Yes she is barefoot, it allows her to get a better grip on the surfaces with her toes. Yes I know this is something that could not be allowed in centers because of licensing,but geez, I think they would do so much better if they could. She does have shoes, but she won’t put her feet down when we are outback when she does have her shoes on. So barefoot it is for now. Sam was sooooo excited to have Diana teetering around with her, they both were excited! Diana has a whole new world to really explore now and I am so excited for her! Our outdoor music spot is made with a couple of Shepard hooks and wire ties! Our kitchen items are all from the thrift store! ***** To learn more about our playground design you can check it out in our HIGHLIGHTS under “environment”. No space is too small to create an inviting outdoor space for children.
#grossmotor #grossmotordevelopment #grossmotorskills #grossmotoractivity 
#playgrounddesign #discoveringsounds #musicforchildren #musicoutdoors #outdoorclassroom #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolpreschooler #preschoolathome #athomepreschool
  •  5  1 6 hours ago
  • We've got a new outdoor paint station coming soon! 🎉
  • We've got a new outdoor paint station coming soon! 🎉
  •  20  2 7 hours ago
  • Took the opportunity to get some fresh winter air today. Our temps have been extremely low and went up a bit today, so we took advantage and ran outside right after breakfast 🍳🏃🏼‍♂️. Yay for calling your own snow days!
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    #homeschoollife
    #winternaturewalk
  • Took the opportunity to get some fresh winter air today. Our temps have been extremely low and went up a bit today, so we took advantage and ran outside right after breakfast 🍳🏃🏼‍♂️. Yay for calling your own snow days!
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#homeschoollife
#winternaturewalk
  •  44  3 7 hours ago
  • Someday my bees are going sit around, chatting about their childhood. They'll recall, "remember Mom always used to say:"There's no such thing as bad weather!" A Scandinavian mindset I have fully adopted after our many years bouncing around the midwest (WI, MN, MI), it's true!

    Today is a cloudy, rainy Michigan Wednesday, but we've got the gear and energy to enjoy it!

    I actually *love* breathing in the cool winter air and, honestly, it's mid-30s... warmer than it's been in several days (talking to you, -25 windchill!), so it feels amazing!

    How's the weather in your backyard today?
  • Someday my bees are going sit around, chatting about their childhood. They'll recall, "remember Mom always used to say:"There's no such thing as bad weather!" A Scandinavian mindset I have fully adopted after our many years bouncing around the midwest (WI, MN, MI), it's true!

Today is a cloudy, rainy Michigan Wednesday, but we've got the gear and energy to enjoy it!

I actually *love* breathing in the cool winter air and, honestly, it's mid-30s... warmer than it's been in several days (talking to you, -25 windchill!), so it feels amazing!

How's the weather in your backyard today?
  •  15  3 7 hours ago
  • Today was all about ice... picking it, smashing it, sliding on it, cracking it, distorting it, melting it. Getting hands on. We discussed and tested force and friction. Made crazy sounds bouncing frozen mud across the frozen pond. We took some in and examined it under the microscope. We marvelled at the many, many different shapes, patterns and textures. And finished up with crystallised paintings. #thisiswhathomeeducationlookslike
  • Today was all about ice... picking it, smashing it, sliding on it, cracking it, distorting it, melting it. Getting hands on. We discussed and tested force and friction. Made crazy sounds bouncing frozen mud across the frozen pond. We took some in and examined it under the microscope. We marvelled at the many, many different shapes, patterns and textures. And finished up with crystallised paintings. #thisiswhathomeeducationlookslike
  •  12  1 7 hours ago