Posts tagged: Nature

Children, Community Science & Climate Change

Earlier this month, the Pacific Ocean made news because it is shrinking faster than scientists expected. One reason…

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Sit Spots

Now that school is back in session, children have much less time to spend outdoors. Pressure to prepare kids for…

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Spiritual Exploration with the Webb Telescope

A friend's 5 year old daughter recently visited our local science museum, where she was mesmerized by the Webb…

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Books for Earth Day

Every year on April 22, more than a billion people take time to reflect on the earth and its importance for human…

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Caring for the Earth Together

Blowing dandelion seeds, chasing fireflies, and watching caterpillars munch on milkweed - these were some of my…

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Mindful Nature Walks

I do a lot of walking. I sometimes walk from my house to my office two blocks away. I pace while talking on the phone…

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The Spiritual Effects of Nature

My children loved going for walks when they were little. They would point out flowers, watch a caterpillar inch its way…

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Exploring Where Wonder Grows

My dad collected rocks his whole life. He particularly liked geodes: rocks that - when broken open - contained a hidden…

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Environmental Justice for Preschoolers

As global leaders gather in Glasgow to discuss climate change, one message is clear: environmental justice isn’t just…

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Spiritual Connectedness

One of my favorite preschool parenting moments was watching my children chase fireflies around our backyard on a summer…

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Using Landscape Images in Spiritual Reflection

My youngest child loves Van Gogh’s Starry Night. In fifth grade, he picked out a t-shirt that had Albert Einstein’s…

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Spiritual Reminiscing

Parents talk with young children about the past a lot. We remind them of the last time they saw their cousins. We…

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Earth Day Spirituality

Nature plays a significant role in spirituality for people of all ages. During the pandemic, many families have found…

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