Everyone lives in a watershed, and every watershed impacts the ocean. Even if you live far inland, the lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers all flow through the countryside to the sea. Therefore, the health of that watershed has far reaching implications not only for wildlife but for humans too. Find out which watershed you live in and invite your students to learn how that watershed impacts the economic wellbeing of the various communities therein. For example, here in Florida, saltwater fishing in the Charlotte Harbor region generates nearly $37milllon, annual revenue from angler expenditures. Pollutants from human habitation can severely affect the health of the marine ecosystems subsequently impacting the fish and the industry that is reliant upon it.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Thanks for reading, for caring, for doing all that you do to raise awareness and the quality of life for all beings; each one of us can make a difference, so lets act together now to really make change happen.
In gratitude for this life, nourished unselfishly by this precious, fragile planet.
Photo by Georgia Emery
Monday, September 6, 2010
Photo by Chip Hoffman
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Photo by Tessa Emery
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Songs can add to the atmosphere, especially if everyone can join in and sing along. Some of my favorite tunes to share with kids around a fire are the Mosquito song, Bats, bats, bats, and Slip Slitheree Dee. I make up actions for my songs and that adds more fun for the kids – you can easily make up your own actions, or better still get the kids to! You can fine all these songs on my MySpace page.
I am back in Florida now, working on a brand new half-hour kids TV show for WGCU Public Media We are in the midst of auditions, looking for children who will be our Curious Kids TV Hosts! Due to this new workload my blogs will not be as frequent, but I will be posting from time to time and there is a wealth of information already written if you look through the archives. Hope everyone is having a good summer (or winter, depending on where you are!). Feel free to get in touch with me if you want a specific song back up on MySpace! I will be launching a new website in the fall along with my new CD!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I will be resuming my Blog Posts in a few weeks, so please come back and visit! In the meantime, if you scroll through the archives, you will find a wealth of information and ideas as well as links to some great stories and resources!
I hope your summer is going well and that we will connect again soon!
In gratitude for life and this precious Earth,
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Well I didn’t go far, just stepped outside,
Sunday, May 23, 2010
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hankfully the Obama Administration has now abandoned their intention for future drilling in those waters. Wake-up calls can be painful, but if heeded can prevent further damage and save lives.
also known as the Canada Jay or Grey Jay is resident from Alaska east across Canada in Boreal forests; and in the western mountains own to New Mexico and Arizona. These birds are omnivores that feed on meat, insects, fruits and seeds; they have a reputation as rascals and camp robbers, frequenting campsites and stealing any food they can find! The name Whiskey Jack is derived from the word Wesakechak used in the Algonquin family of Aboriginal languages of eastern Canada to describe a mischevious, trickster character who liked to play tricks on people. Introduce Kids to this hardy bird that survives well in its northern environment. Has anyone ever seen one? What other birds manage to survive through cold winters? How do birds survive such cold temperatures?
One of the most fascinating birds to learn about; from their amazing flight abilities to the thousands of kilometers they travel during migration, these tiny power houses are a great species to study with kids. Use the journey of the hummingbird as a geography lesson; where do they migrate to and how long does it take them to get there? Invite young children to draw pictures of the hummingbird; what do they eat? What does a hummingbird nest look like, and what materials do they use to make these tiny constructions. Why do hummingbirds play an important role in pollination? Finally, hummingbirds have one rather unusual enemy, an insect that can prove to be a deadly opponent, Preying Mantis
are small mammals in the family Leporidae, of the order Lagomorpha (which includes hares); the most common rabbits are the European and Cottontail rabbit which have spread out across the world. Are there any rabbits in your neighborhood? Have the children seen them? Maybe some kids have pet rabbits! Rabbits have been around for a long time and fossil remains have been found in Mongolia that date back 55 million years! Learn about rabbits and how they affect the communities in which they live. With older kids you can really study the toll that they have had in countries like Australia.
Monday, April 26, 2010
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