One of my goals, in addition to expanding my own knowledge, awareness, and connection with the natural spaces around me, is to find ways to help kids and families build similar connections themselves.
Fortunately, I have a strong and willing community of parents that understand the value of getting out there and spending some time in the natural spaces and who are also willing to humor me as I play nature guide while attempting to explain prairies, invasive species, and glaciation in Spanish. This was our first venture out – a spur of the moment jaunt to take advantage of one of the few significant snowfalls this winter. Everyone had a great time, cold toes and all, and we’re looking forward to our second excursion sometime soon.
Thank you to the parents for providing me with these pictures and permission to use them on this site.