shopping-bag Cart  |   Login

nature's schoolyard blogs

sharing our thoughts, ideas & experience

An Outdoor Classroom For Kids

Posted by BETH WEGNER | May 09, 2012 : A big thank you to the Pekin Times for their article about all our outdoor efforts with children this year at Pekin Park District’s Soldwedel Center. We’re very proud!   Happy gardening, Beth ……………………………………… Related lesson plans/posts view post >
. . .

Worms are Farmers, Too!

Posted by BETH WEGNER | May 09, 2012 : One of my new green habits is a great learning opportunity for kids that pays dividends in the garden. I'm the proud mother of 2,000 red wigglers and who knows how many babies! Soil is one of the most important aspects of traditional gardening, and our little red wigglers are... view post >
. . .

Trees and 9/11

Posted by BETH WEGNER | September 08, 2012 : Welcome to Nature's Schoolyard! As we all pause to remember all those who perished on this day in history, I was struck by the story of the Survivor Tree that somehow survived the devastation of this sad day in the history of our world. This tree witnessed the horrors of... view post >
. . .

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Posted by BETH WEGNER | May 10, 2012 : One of our goals at Nature's Schoolyard is to empower children to be leaders and environmental stewards. I had the wonderful opportunity of starting a new community garden with kids this Spring. The Pekin Park District was one of ten recipients of a $10,000 Grow Your Park Grant from the... view post >
. . .