Here is a lovely clip from the Children and Nature Network’s Grassroots Leadership Conference - 2009. See if you can spot my lovely wife, and a few other wonderful Nature Club for Family Leaders in the video. What an honor it was to attend and participate in this wonderful conference.
Children & Nature Network Grassroots Gathering [...]
Thanks so much to the fantastic families who came out today for our KIVA play. We had 12 families from our e-mail list and got to meet many other families. Lakewood is such a fun place to explore.
Everyone was about to leave, when I realized that we didn’t have our camera-man-extraordinaire with us today! I [...]
We are certainly looking forward to this Sunday at Lakewood Park for our KIVA Play date from 2-4 PM. Don’t forget, the first ten families will receive a free copy of the ”B is for Bob” cd. Come out and have some fun.
While you have your calendar’s out, please go ahead and mark this date:
BBC News presented this article:
“Dirt can be good for children, Scientists say.”
“Children should be allowed to get dirty, according to scientists who have found being too clean can impair the skin’s ability to heal.”
Read the article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8373690.stm
Here’s a Donahue spokesperson to prove the point!
Jon Beard captured this moment at a KIVA meeting in March [...]
Hello there! If you are visiting for the first time, it could be that you learned about our free family nature club at the Grandin Road Children’s Holiday Parade! Welcome!
Kids in the Valley, Adventuring! is a free nature club for the families in the Roanoke Valley. We pick a park or two each month [...]
Please consider joining our group walk in the Grandin Road Children’s Holiday Parade. This is something we look forward to each year. This year we have decided to host a “float” in the parade.
We are asking people to fill bags with dry nature finds - sticks, acorns, leaves, etc. into reusable shopping bags. We will [...]
Wow! The more often we host our free family nature club, the less words I seem to be able to find to describe the amazing moments we have on our adventures.
Yesterday morning, twelve cars travelled up the Blue Ridge Parkway towards Peaks of Otter. Looking back at the long line of cars was only a [...]
Hello gang! Just wanted to remind you of our annual hike to Peaks of Otter coming up this Saturday at 10:00. The Donahue clan has been making this hike at least twice a year for the past 6 years. We have never been on this hike without at least one toddler. Our pace is slow [...]
You can’t get action like this on a tv screen!
KIVA kids know how to play!
In fact, I always thought we would be hosting a kids “rock band” club before we ever started a family nature club. Music has been a huge part of our lives. Justin Roberts, Roger Day, The Beatles and Robbie Schaefer and more blare through our speakers most of the evening. When we go out into [...]