The Fox and the Nighthawk: A Cautionary Tale About Curiosity

The Greed of Exploration by Ellen Knight Broadcast 5.1 & 5.6.2016 and 6.23 & 6.26.2020   Listen:   This is a Field Note about greed. My greed. Recently the dogs and I were out joyfully stretching our legs on a sunny, blue-sky late winter day. The...

Tinkergarten: Playing Messy and Celebrating the Earth

by Keturah Huisken, guest blogger and Tinkergarten instructor As I wrap up another spring of Tinkergarten outdoor classes, I leave the families with a few profound thoughts (they aren’t mine, so I can call them that). One is a quote by the renowned David Sobel, “​Give...

A Naturalist’s Backpack

What are the skills of a naturalist? Listening, looking, smelling, touching, and even tasting (but check with a grownup first)—using all your senses to notice what is going on in the world around you. Try this: find a spot in your backyard, in a park, by the river, in...