Get your hands dirty! Through the collaboration of Mastro Montessori and WEforum, The Curious Gardener Summer Camp has been thriving for the past six years. The four week-long summer camp, open to first- through sixth-grade students, encourages a love of nature and gardening through hands-on activities. The Curious Gardener not only provides fun for the campers, it also teaches them to make smart food choices and how to garden on their own.
I once read that the best six doctors are Sunshine, Water, Eating Healthy, Rest, Air, Exercise - Nature is truly the best medicine and it is through pageantry I have been able to share this message with thousands. Being committed to making sustainability a tangible and integrated part of everyday life, inspiring positive change and overcoming nature's issues collectively - for both individuals and the planet.
Although the calendar would deny it, fall seems like the beginning of a new year. There’s so much new stuff happening for us, especially Back to School. Autumn is like the start of a new year for wildlife too, with migrations beginning for birds and marine creatures, daylight shrinking, and trees changing colors in the cooler weather. We know what fall means for people – but let’s dig in here to see what autumn means in nature.
Summertime draws us to the oceans like seagulls to beach picnics. And no wonder. Few things are more priceless than our oceans, which cover over 70% of the earth’s surface. Summer is the perfect time to learn more about this precious resource and the dozens of ways to celebrate all things marine.
There are few things more priceless than our oceans, which cover over 70% of the earth’s surface and produce over half of the world’s oxygen. Next time you breathe, thank the ocean phytoplankton and algae. We use the oceans for shipping and recreation, for jobs, food, medicine, energy, and minerals. Plus the oceans absorb about a third of the carbon dioxide emitted, which helps regulate climate and weather. Let’s all celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 by learning more about this precious resource.
Spring brings more warm sunshine, the awakening of wildlife, an explosion of plant growth, and Earth Day. Let’s celebrate all of these by recognizing we can help our local wildlife and precious waterways by sustainably caring for our lawns while adding delightful native plants to our yards. It’s much easier than you’d think. Here’s how.