I discovered Richard Louv because of his wildly important book, Last Child in the Woods. Then I read The Nature Principle and Vitamin N. His 2019 book, Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs continues to promote and persuade a love for nature and a love for nature education.
In 2006, the Children & Nature Network was created by Richard Louv, Cheryl Charles, Martha Farrell Erickson, Martin LeBlanc, Michael Pertschuk and Amy Pertschuk. Their vision: “A world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.” The Children & Nature Network is a great resource for information about connecting
Hiking with a toddler is always an interesting endeavor. But since Sunday was the first day of spring, I decided to take my 2 1/2 year old out for a mid-morning, pre-nap hike in a local forest preserve. The weather was chilly, meaning hat and gloves and repeated requests to “put hat and gloves back
This year the Ohio Birdfreaks (Dakota and Jennie) will be attending the 14th Annual Shreve Migration Sensation with a few Illinois Birdfreaks (Susie, Sammie and Allison)! We are super excited! This is the best Ohio event to show off migratory waterfowl and is perfect for all ages and every skill level of birder. Shreve, Ohio
The New York State Young Birders Club (NYSYB) has many opportunities for young birders between 10 and 19, adult members and even partner organizations. The club is a special project of the New York State Ornithological Association and offers field trips, meetings, scholarships and much more! NYSYB also welcomes members from other states! The New
Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th was the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference. In one word it was…AMAZING! This year it was held at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. The place is a gorgeous environmental education center in Dayton, Ohio. This conference is not just for members of the club: anyone can
Greeting from young Birdfreak birder and blogger Dakota Callaway (Outcalt)! This year on November 3rd the Ohio Young Birders Club will host the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference. I am honored to have been included this year as a speaker! My topic is going to be on Citizen Science and how it helps birds.
For a July field trip, The Ohio Young Birders Club decided to meet up at Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve, the largest calcareous fen in Ohio. John Sawvel, the OYBC Membership Coordinator led the group in search of plants, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Cedar Bog Boardwalk Illinoian young birder and niece Sammie is currently visiting