May 19, 2011

Teaching our children well

Next Thursday evening we'll be hosting a workshop, taught by eco lifestyle coach Gina Diamond, on the subject of Raising Environmentally Conscious Kids.  In Gina's words, the workshop is:
"designed to empower parents, teachers, and guardians to help children embrace their connection to the Earth and make choices that are compassionate, sustainable, and respectful. Participants will be asked to reflect on how they do and can model the principles of living consciously, while learning the four elements of humane education and how they can be applied to successfully raising the next generation of planetary citizens."
It's only a two-hour session because we're conscious that many parents will have a hard time carving out even that much time, but having been to one of Gina's classes recently, I know she can say a lot in that time, and that you'll leave with a lot of things to think about and ideas to put in practice.  For more information, see our website:

While that workshop is for parents, guardians and teachers, Seattle Audubon recently sent us an announcement of some summer camps they're putting on for kids:

Is your child fascinated by the creatures and foliage found outdoors? Need to find some fun summer activities? The Seattle Audubon Society is currently accepting registrations for its summer Nature Camp at Magnuson Park.
Nature Camp gives children the opportunity to learn about the animals, plants, and habitats that make up our beautiful Puget Sound region. Weekly sessions for students entering the 1st through 6th grades offer exciting activities, games, crafts, and field trips led by trained adult Naturalists. Choose from 10 different one-week sessions held between June 27 and September 2, 2011. Students entering grades 7 through 9 can choose from three Teen Trekker camping trips in July and August. Scholarships are available for those in need.
Volunteer opportunities are also available for high school students.
Find out more online at, email, or by calling the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop at 206-523-4483.

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