Ashley and I would like to invite you all to join us this coming Saturday from 9-11 AM for our KIVA Fall Waterways Clean Up group at 419 Property Park in Salem. For more information on the wonderful things that Clean Valley Council does for our area, such as Clean Valley Day and Fall Waterways [...]
This year, I have the opportunity to teach second and third graders science and social studies. I even got to move out into a trailer that I have flipped into what we are calling the Outdoor Learning Education Center. I’ll have to post some pictures, but it most closely resembles the Batcave. On the outside, [...]
I had to play the students one of the Donahue family’s favorite Lunch Money tunes:
“It Only Takes One Night to Make a Balloon Your Friend.”
If you have not had a chance to hear Lunch Money with your family before, please check them out! I tend to listen to them all of the time in [...]
Once again, we are excited to share the news of Take a Child Outside Week. Here is a little information about this special week, taken from our great friend, Liz Baird, who set up: http://www.takeachildoutside.org/. Let us know how you are going to be celebrating!
Take a Child Outside Week
September 24—September 30 Annually
Take A Child Outside Week [...]
Thanks to everyone who came along with us yesterday on our two hikes for AT Family Hike Day. This was the first annual event hosted by the Appalachian Trail Concervancy, held all along the Appalachian Trail. We just happened to be able to hike the prettiest sections yesterday. Thanks to our co-hosts, the Roanoke [...]
Family Hike on the AT Day was a great success for KIVA and the RATC today! We have lots of great stories to share and photos are on the way.
Most importantly, you need to know that my awesome eleven year old hiked all the way up, rescued “Mr. Bill” from a terrible fall off [...]
The hike is ON.
See you there!
Ashley and I are looking forward to our two scheduled hikes with KIVA and the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (www.ratc.org) tomorrow. I will be leading a group at 9 AM to head up to McAfee’s Knob (7.5 miles round trip) and Ashley will be leading a group at 10 AM for a hike along the AT [...]
If you can’t make it out with us Saturday morning, you can always check out this!
Want to be a trail volunteer?
Just wanted to remind you about the big National Public Lands day event at Carvins Cove this Saturday 9am - 1pm. East Coasters has provided a bike that we will have a drawings for [...]
On Saturday, September 24, 2011 the Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites families to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail. We would like to get children - and their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – outside and active. Studies show that children are spending less time outside each year, and we would like to reverse that [...]