Part One: What to Do on Thursdays
This collection introduces the Martin & Sylvia: Nature School Series.
In the Nature School Introduction, the idea for a "Nature School" is born. It's summer's end, and Momma, Martin, and Sylvia reflect on all the things they loved about the summer season: hikes, walks along the beach, blueberry picking, climbing trees and collecting bird feathers. Then Momma suggests that they keep the summer outdoor fun alive all year long: “Every Thursday, let's have Nature School!” And so Martin joins the Goose-eye Wilderness School, and Sylvia and her friend Sophia create a Nature home-school.
From wild craft cooking to outdoor games to building projects to tree identification, Nature School is a year of unfolding learning and fun.
In Part One: Momma, brother, and sister decide they want to dedicate one day a week for outside 'nature' school and they set intentions about it. By the next day, Martin is enrolled in the Goose-eye Wilderness school and Momma has formed a homeschool nature day with Sylvia's friend Sophia. "Wow!" they think, "Making intentions really works!"
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
The Importance of Wilderness Stewardship
We've gathered a few tips for both children and their grown-ups to learn how to take good care of our wild spaces – just like Martin and Sylvia do.
Nature School Project: Squirrels Uprising
Today we are joined by Jeannine Tidwell of Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Jeannine explains how to play the game “Squirrels Uprising."