THE JOY OF LEARNING

Here is part one of my latest nature art project “Telling our Stories with the Help of Nature’s Muses” – A three week joy filled learning exploration of our interconnectedness, life cycles and celebrations of all life. As Spring blooms so too do the grade one students of Khalsa Elementary School as they learn how to tell their stories orally, …

Nurturing an intimate relationship with nature (Trees)

Continuing our investigation of the spirit of nature, we delved deeper into our relationship with trees. By allowing students to choose their own tree, they feel an instant connection. They can feel the texture of the tree, watch it swaying in the wind. They can explore the birds and insects that live in and around the tree. Today we learned about Canadian …

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson

I just recently watched a short video : HOW SOCIETY KILLS YOUR CREATIVITY (You can view the video for yourself by following the link at the bottom of the page). Here is an excerpt from the article written by ALANNA KETLER in the Collective Evolution. “In many cases, the school system doesn’t celebrate gifts in the realm of art, music, poetry etc. Rather, the …

The Blending of Colours

This morning I was gifted the presence of a rather exquisite being. His vibrant colours popped out among the new growth of spring foliage. I love colour! The pheasants colours were mesmerizing. The deep vibrance of his head and neck colours complementing the blending of his body plumage colours, created a living, walking masterpiece. The main colour of his body is a …

The power of nature – our illuminating moon

Her peaceful smile speaks to my heart – whispers of love have my spirit dancing. Spellbound by her illuminating beauty, I am reminded of our own illuminating beauty and how each one of us radiates our own unique love and light. Radiant and joyous in her fullness, her joy gifts me joy, her peace gifts me peace. She is balanced …

Time in nature feeds my soul

“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of God-light’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis Just a few minutes walk from the city centre I enter a golden cathedral full of beauty, wonder …

MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES

My latest nature based art project  “MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES” –  infuses music, art and drama with other curriculum subjects into a magical, colourful performance with an environmental message. Art, music and drama should be part of every child’s basic education. Just like nature, the arts are part of what make us human. We have been creating art …

In Beauty May You Walk

Part of my work as a nature educator is helping adults to rekindle that love affair with nature that has been lost and bringing harmony and balance back into their lives. And one of the simplest ways to begin nurturing a deep love and respect for the natural world is to take a walk in the woods. Watch the video …

Let’s Make 2016 Less Stressful and More Joyful

My belief is that we can never be whole, in harmony, balanced, unless every part of us is healthy – body, mind and spirit – if we only educate the mind we are not whole, there is an emptiness that we need to fill. Nature helps nurture harmony and balance which in turn lead to happiness. The exercises we follow in my nature …

Do You Wish To Connect Your Students With Nature?

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