While at our recent conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, Ashley and I had a chance to kick around an idea we had been thinking about for some time. We have KIVA Volunteer days. Could we find an extra day each month to host a KIVA Play day. This would be a time just to [...]
Just a quick note to let you know about the festivities for KIVA’s First Birthday Bash, held at the lovely Mill Mountain Discovery Center. Over 110 people came out, over 50 kids! Wowee Zowee! If you weren’t there, check out the KIVA gallery on our website. You won’t believe it!
We hosted Mr. and Mrs. Van [...]
A year ago, on the 19th of January, a group of twenty people huddled in the Mill Mountain Discovery Center atop the lovely Mill Mountain. We gathered together to read a story and to discuss fun activities to do outside. As a parent, I decided we would stay inside, seeing that there was four inches [...]
That’s what’s going to save the human race.”
Pete Seeger: from the dvd The Power of Song
The Donahue kids collected four bags of trash from the woods by our house this morning! We are heading out the door to drop off our books for the book drive and then heading off to get some lunch!
This note came from one of our members! We think it is a great way for families to help out for the MLK Day of Service!
Want to do SOMETHING for President Elect and Michele Obama’s Call for a National Day of Service next week?
We are holding a Book Drive to benefit the West End Center, [...]
There was an unfortunate misprint in the Roanoke Times today about our January meeting. Last January, when we decided to begin hosting outdoor events, we decided to send a year at a glance to the Roanoke Times. We stuck to those dates, with the exception of two times. Planning ahead allowed us to look for [...]
The wonderful Miranda Adkins has written a very nice article on the Donahue family, and the family nature club, KIVA, that will be in Friday’s SoSalem Roanoke Times newspaper tomorrow. If you get a chance, click to read it on line at SoSalem.
If you haven’t visited our site before, KIVA is a free monthly outdoor adventure club [...]
Thirteen days of break. Thirteen days with my family, time to reflect and rest (I am going to miss my afternoon naps with our youngest!) Looking back on the previous writings, I discovered that my big plans to get the kids to try some monster pace, to accomplish things far and away, really was more [...]
I used an old gift certificate, and an awesome coupon from my favorite outdoor gear store (Walkabout Outfitters), to purchase my fourth pair of KEENs today! These shoes are amazing. I teach in them, climb mountains in them, creek dip in them, even sleep in them at times. Walkabout Outfitters, thanks again for stocking my [...]
We were planning to drive up to Charlottesville today to see the talented Mr. Robbie Schaefer play some tunes. The kids had a massive sleepover last night and 1 AM does not come easily for my little troop. We readjusted and headed to the quaint city of Lexington. A wonderful little city, full of corner [...]