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Berkeleyside: Kids get new perspective on plastic, make eco-art

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (114)

A Kid by Nature's Trash-to-Treasure project was featured in this article by Ann Spivak in the Berkeleyside, Kids get new perspective on plastic, make eco-art by Ann Spivak . We just had to share it.

What's nature got to do with it?

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (7)

Why give children a well-rounded education?

One of the more celebrated books on the subject of children and their relationship with nature is “Last Child in the Woods” written by Richard Louv. In his book, Louv refers to an educator named John Ri...

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The Nature Kids Institute: Creating Outdoor Traditions

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (93)

This excerpt was taken from  the Nature Kids Institute blog by Kenny Balentine: Create Outdoor Traditions This Holiday Season!

"My challenge to yo...

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AKBN Hero: Richard Louv

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (111)


"We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth…. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.” — Richard Louv



Richard Louv is a journalist and...

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Monet without nature

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (157)

Just imagine, no water lilies for Monet

Article and image from The Nature Conservancy: Nature in Art

Can you imagine walking through an art museum and not seeing any trees? No mountains or streams, sunris...

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Kids and asthma

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (4)

Connecting the dots between asthma, children and plastic

Excerpt and image from: theguardian.com September 18, 2014 Chemicals in some household plastics lined to child asthma risk

“New research from Columbia University finds children exposed to a substance found in common household plastics are 70% more ...

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Secret pathways

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Polystyrene pathways probably won’t lead to pristine beaches?

Excerpt from https://journeytotheplasticocean.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/what-will-our-legacy-for-our-children-be/" target="_blank">What will our legacy for our children be? by 1plasticmum

“Mum I found a secret way through the bushes to ge...

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AKBN Hero: Rachel Carson

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (110)

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” — Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson, 1940, Fish & Wildlife Service  employee photo

When Rachel Carson was a little g...

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AKBN Hero: Pam Longobardi

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (101)

photo courtesy of Pam Longobardi

Pam Longobardi is an artist and an art professor who collects plastic debris and sometimes has to swim to collect her art materials. She cleans up beaches, sea coves, and even dives into the ocean to pick up floating trash. She has removed thousands of pounds of garbage from the sea and the shoreline, a...

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Environmental Art & Used Toy Drive

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (97)

WHAT: Environmental Art & Used Toy Drive 

WHO: Students at Jefferson Elementary School and Rosa Parks Elementary School


WHEN: October & November 2014


WHY: K...

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