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Hooked on Nature

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

San Jose-based nonprofit that offers educational materials and workshops to help connect children to the natural world.

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Children in Nature Collaborative

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Children in Nature Collaborative, initiated in 2007, aims to engage individuals and organizations working on reconnecting children with the natural world. The collaborative is made up of regional and national partners–teachers, parents, farmers, health professionals, environmentalists, businesses, faith-based groups, and community leaders.

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A Natural Geometry Class

July 01, 2012 by Laure Latham

Walk any Bay Area trail and your kids might marvel at the views, the wildlife, or the gurgling of a creek–but the variety of geometrical shapes? That takes a junior nerd or somebody interested in making abstract classroom ideas concrete.

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River of Words, Home to Roost at Saint Mary’s

April 16, 2012 by Aleta George

Poet Robert Hass awakened a lifelong love of nature while a student at Saint Mary’s College. Now, River of Words, the art and poetry program he cofounded, has found a home at the college.

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Back to the Land at Hidden Villa

February 21, 2012 by Lisa M. Krieger

Whether you’re looking for lessons in seed saving or hikes in nature, you’ll find them in the hills above Los Altos at Hidden Villa, which was home to the region’s first youth hostel and interracial summer camp.

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A Nature Quest on Corona Heights

January 18, 2012 by Robin Meadows

Next time you and your kids head outdoors, you can combine fun, games, and learning to make that hike into a kid-centric adventure! We give it a try in San Francisco.

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Insecta-Palooza Takes the Creepy out of Lots of Crawlies

October 26, 2011 by Eric Galan

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s only natural to think of cobwebs and hairy creatures lurking in dark places. Just the thought of these creepy, crawling, eight-legged, web tangling, multi-eyed arachnids can frighten even the toughest individuals. Even yours truly. Luckily, the third installment of Sonoma State University’s Insecta-Palooza is here to remind us that these crawlers aren’t so creepy after all.

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Book Review: Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area

October 01, 2011 by Jenny Stampp

By Laure Latham, The Mountaineers Books, 2011, 364 pages, $19.95.
Hiking with kids can seem daunting, but Laure Latham is

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Got Kids? Take ‘em outside!

September 29, 2011 by Eric Galan

In an alarming poll conducted by the Nature Conservancy, only ten percent of kids said they’re spending time outside everyday. That’s no typo folks, a whopping ten percent! Before you shut off your computer and run outside, check out our list of top kid-friendly picks from our events calendar in October!

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Up Close and Personal at Animalpalooza

September 15, 2011 by Richard Karevoll

Most kids recognize the ring-tailed lemur only as the animated character King Julien from the feature cartoon Madagascar. In real life, this endangered, highly social primate is known for its vocal activity and sun bathing — and it will soon be one of many animals in San Francisco, waiting to meet kids ready to go beyond the DVD player.

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