I have been studying habitats with my third grade students at school the last few weeks and I have found a certain poem to be very useful in teaching about oceans and the importance of this particular habitat.
Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all [...]
While planning your end-of-the-year gifts, consider making a donation to the Children and Nature Network. C&NN campaigns for a re-connect of children and nature. Ashley and I have worked very closely with this group for years now and we have seen how they are able to make the connections between families, schools, the medical [...]
Thanks to all of our wonderful KIVA families for inspiration over the years…
Here’s to you!
What a grand KIVA adventure! Thanks to all the families who spent the morning with us yesterday. We discussed the LNT principles to explain how we could visit such a wonder-filled place and still keep it that way after we left.
We were so pleased to have our special guest, Ms. Cece Bell (spectacular author [...]
KIVA explores Falls Ridge Nature Preserve this Saturday!
Come out with KIVA, Kids In the Valley, Adventuring! - a free nature club for families, to explore a magical place, full of wonderful caves, waterfalls and a lovely hiking trail. Protected for the future by the folks at The Nature Conservancy, Falls Ridge is a special place [...]
You may have noticed that we have been blogging lately in orange. This is to help bring attention to the wonderful work of Feeding America Southwest Virginia and the numerous other food banks around the United States which are making a big difference in our world these days.
More and more, we hear about families [...]
On this cold, windy day, you might be looking for a way to warm up and get some exercise. Right now would be a great time to head over to www.cecebell.com and check out the spectacular Sock Monkey books!
Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie is a book made for days like today!
We are looking forward to seeing [...]
The Donahues were honored to be invited to the book reception for Cece Bell’s amazing book: Bee-Wigged! A lovely time was had by all. See if you can spot the Donahues - dressed as Jerry Bee, of course!
Major props also go out to the fine gentlemen of The Black Twigs for providing the musical accompaniment!
In anticipation of our upcoming KIVA event at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve this Saturday, we are showcasing the work of super talented author and illustrator Cece Bell. She will be our special guest on Saturday!
Cece Bell is best known for her wonderful Sock Monkey books, but has created many wonderful books, such as her lovely [...]
All three will be hanging out together this Saturday, from 10-1 PM at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve! We hope that you will join us! More info later this week, including a map.
Read this incredible interview with Ms. Bell at http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1520