Category: nature/nurture

Family Hiking: Blackstone Park

Family Hiking: Blackstone Park

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Sunday, April 13, as we explore this area together.

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March means Muddy boots and Maple sugaring!

March means Muddy boots and Maple sugaring!

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014 |

It’s spring at last! Bring the family and enjoy sweet maple sugaring or get outside and take a guided hike on a wildlife refuge. The warmer weather is on its way, so pull on some boots, head outside, and enjoy nature with Audubon! Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. A complete listing of […]

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Family Hiking: Audubon’s McIntosh Wildlife Refuge and Environmental Education Center

Family Hiking: Audubon’s McIntosh Wildlife Refuge and Environmental Education Center

[ 0 ] January 18, 2014 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Monday, January 20th, as we explore this area together. Tucked behind the renowned Audubon Environmental Education Center (EEC), a state-of-the-art natural history museum and aquarium with interactive exhibits featuring local habitats and fun activities to learn about and enjoy nature, is the McIntosh Wildlife Refuge. […]

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Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, December 7th, as we explore this area together. Maxwell Mays, a folk artist best known for his paintings of historic Rhode Island, was also an environmental conservationist and philanthropist. He donated 295 acres of land to Audubon as part of his life estate and, […]

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Ice ice baby

Ice ice baby

[ 6 ] January 22, 2009 |

’Tis the season to be freezing, so what could be more fun when you’re stuck inside than to play with ice? Inspired by my son’s current (and very appropriate) school studies on Antarctica, my kids and I went on a hunt for funky containers to fill with water and pop in the freezer to make […]

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Cool project: Host your own nature show

Cool project: Host your own nature show

[ 0 ] October 8, 2008 |

Have a budding naturalist and/or filmmaker in your family? The Nature Watch Showcase is looking for original clips of budding naturalists in action that you can post on their site and share with the world. Now’s your chance to be the wacky, animal-loving character your family watches on TV thinking “We could do that!” Need […]

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Harvest

Harvest

[ 5 ] September 23, 2008 |

By Michelle Riggen-Ransom I will concede, at last, that summer is over if for no other reason than the tomatoes are winding down. Late summer, as any gardener will tell you, means an overabundance of tomatoes; picked and eaten warm off the vine, given away to garden-less neighbors, made into sauce, sliced, canned, collected by […]

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What’s Growing On? A Mid-Summer Update

What’s Growing On? A Mid-Summer Update

[ 7 ] July 29, 2008 |

By Michelle Riggen-Ransom Lately I’ve been spending far too much time over at the Pop!Tech blog, blinding myself with science. I need more nature! Fortunately, I have a lovely husband and son who’ve been tending to our garden over these past few weeks, so I wanted to provide a mid-summer garden check-in. Let me remind […]

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Meet a Gardner (and Parent!): TJ Sondermann

Meet a Gardner (and Parent!): TJ Sondermann

[ 4 ] June 27, 2008 |

By Michelle Riggen-Ransom This “Meet a Parent” is a little different than usual. To kick off a summer of gardening, I interviewed my friend and avid gardener TJ Sondermann about his gardening habits. TJ is a librarian who is currently at home with his almost seven-month-old son. He’s also a committed urban gardener, a fount […]

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Birds, Bees, Arachnids, Me: Talking (or Not Talking) About Sex with Your Kids

Birds, Bees, Arachnids, Me: Talking (or Not Talking) About Sex with Your Kids

[ 8 ] May 30, 2008 |

“Mommy, how are babies made?” The question, of course, had been raised before, what with a little sister joining our household just over a year ago. My husband and I have staved off the inevitable from our curious boy with a deft combination of avoidance, generalities, and feel-good euphemisms. While I was pregnant, we talked […]

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