Bring the Outdoors In With Nature Magazines for Kids

It’s not always easy to get outside with your kids. Hot weather, cold weather, bugs, homework, activities, screen time, travel time, work time…there are a myriad of obstacles to really getting out there and introducing children to the wonders and beauty of the natural world. Personally, I’ve found that sometimes just the thought of how […]

How to Recycle: Ride Your Bike To and From School

This year, on May 4th, my oldest daughter’s school celebrated bike to school day. My husband and I got voluntold we were running this event. “Join the PTA!” they said. “You get to do fun things!” they said. Fun things apparently means waking up at 5:00 am to set up a table in the still […]

Do Something Nice for a Turtle Today

Today is World Turtle Day, a day to celebrate turtles large and small. I’m not going to bombard you with facts about why turtles are so cool and why you should get to know more about them. You can check out the American Tortoise Rescue for that. Instead, I’m just going to share a few […]

Invent It Challenge Week 1: Think It!

The 2016 Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge is finally off and running. This year, kids ages 5 to 21 need to identify a real-world health problem and come up with a solution to the problem. Each entry must follow the seven step invention process spelled out by our partner, the Smithsonian’s Spark!Lab . For the next […]