Posts in Deep Roots Nature School
Camping and Trail Review: Alafia River State Park

From here, the trip finally began to show promise. We entered excellent tree cover and almost immediately found what we were looking for off to the right. These trails are everything we wanted with tons of tree cover, difficult terrain, scrambles, climbing and amazing old trees! This is where you should go to hike.

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Journal 1/23/19: In Pursuit of Knowledge- Kids in the Woods

With a renewed sense of responsibility and an awareness of the good that can be accomplished (if he could just harness the power of fire), he sets out into the woods to try to decipher what items will burn. What will work as tender, what will light quickly or burn slowly?

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Deep Roots Nature School Kicked off This Week!

It can be a bit difficult to transition from the over-scheduled, entertainment-filled expectations of the outside world to the setting of Nature School. Often times, we struggle with the desire to fill every second and keep kids on the move. We wrestle with the ability to give kids responsibility and then back off and let them do their thing. We fear the problems they will encounter and the big feelings they might have to feel. This is a disservice to our young people!

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3 Nature Awareness Activities That Take Less Than 5 Minutes

Nature Awareness is getting a lot of buzz these days.

There is a good reason for that, too! The benefits of time spent in nature abound and include some pretty important stuff, like sensory development in children, activating the Default Made Network in the brain at any age, and simply working our ability to actually USE our senses. Bringing Nature Awareness activities into your home doesn't have to be some elaborate endeavor!

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