Hello, I’m Danika, a friend of Tressi’s. She and I share a love of nature and trees. You can first meet Tressi and her friend Ralph in   samantha-the-legend-of-the-whispering-trees. In this book, she shares her knowledge of trees. Tressi’s love of nature helped her to share exciting tips for kids to get outdoors and love nature.…

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Many families find that ecotourism vacations bring learning to a new level, since ecotourism is full of what educators call teachable moments. Parents find that ecotourism offers unplanned opportunities for children to explore and unintentionally learn outside the classroom, since most ecotourism vacations include meaningful time in nature.   Wonders of Nature An important part…

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As an Eco-Friendly writer, I found a valuable resource in Richard Louv’s book THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder. He’s done tons of research to support his ideas that are the basis of his seven principles. One that is especially relevant for our daily lives is the following principle:  ”…

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Leonardo da Vinci comes to mind when we think genius and creativity from art to science and inventions. So I decided to find something about one of the greatest thinkers of all time. One good source to find some answers is Michael J. Gelb’s National Bestselling book, “How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci.”  Some…

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Did you know that certain trees have always been considered magical and sacred? Myths and folklore of northern Europe are full of stories that involve the powerful spiritual presence of trees. Trees are full of energy and life force provided by Mother Earth. The ancient Celts venerated the oak, ash, and thorn, because they believed…

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… MORE OUTDOOR LIFE  We all need more sunrays, more dirt under our fingers, and more of what only Mother Nature can give us. This is the primary reason for me to explore how much nature permeates every part of our life. And I will be sharing my discoveries with you along the way. I…

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