Ruined Hikes and Resilient Families

Have you heard about these benefits to spending time in Nature? provides an opportunity for increased exercise boosts the immune system. lowers blood pressure. reduces stress. improves mood. increases ability to focus, improves sleep. facilitates communication Strengthens family bonding If you are like most parents, that list of things is exactly what you hope to… Continue reading Ruined Hikes and Resilient Families

Book Discussions

Discussion Guide for “Who will Plant the Tree”

Who will Plant a Tree by Jerry Pallotta Don't be fooled by the fact that this is a simple picture book!  This book is a perfect jumping off place for talking about the topic of desertification and reforestation.  Therefore, this little book guide can have food for thought for your elementry kids, your teens and… Continue reading Discussion Guide for “Who will Plant the Tree”


Discussion Guide for “The Wish Tree”

This is a beautiful story by Katherine Applegate is about community, friendship, the importance of home (a “sense of place”), the interconnection of plants and animals and people.  I strongly recommend this as a starting place for eco-based discussions! How To Use The Discussion Guides: My suggestion is: before you begin reading the story with… Continue reading Discussion Guide for “The Wish Tree”