And welcome to the eighth edition of...
There you can learn more about our Carnival of Environmental Education and how to host it.
And now, on with this hodgepodge of a Winter Revue!
Update 1-09-08: I have fixed the links in the following paragraph.
Ms. Newburn has a good classroom website called Ms. Newburn's Math & Science Blog. Her latest entry The Story of Stuff will point you to her Ecological Footprint website.
Terrell, your host, now has way too many blogs. You can check out my classroom blog, Mr. Shaw's Virtual Classroom, the Science Fair blog, his Podcasts, and, of course, our new Learning in the Great Outdoors - Outdoors Central.
Dana presents Enjoying the raptor migration posted at Backyard Birding.
"... Each fall, millions of these magnificent birds migrate south and head through a narrow corridor in central Veracruz, Mexico. That, I am sure, is a truly amazing sight. I have read that it is like watching a river of hawks flying overhead as they make their way to their winter homes...."
Photo by Barb at The Heart of Harmony.
While we're at it let me point you to Barb's talented daughter, AmandaChristina, who has her own website, Hearts and Trees. Check out the great Winter Nature Walk Worksheet she has created.
Barb has still another blog dedicated solely to nature study -- The Handbook of Nature Study! Check it out.
Granny J is still out Walking Prescott Arizona with her camera, this week capturing Gifts of Winter.
"... the only viable option is for humanity to become completely self sustaining. That means all resources, such as water, food, raw materials, and fuel, must be from renewable resources for civilization to continue as is. ..."Homeschooling mom Jacci agrees with your host that children need Long Hours Outdoors. Check her post at The Educational Life. She quotes Charlotte Mason from Home Education:
What Do Rabbits Do In Winter? asks Karen, otherwise known as Grandmother Wren.
"...You can sometimes tell that a rabbit lives nearby if you see small shrubs or tree seedlings nipped off just above the snow. You may see piles of their round, dark colored droppings. It's easy to identify a rabbit's tracks or footprints. When hopping, the hind feet land first with the front foot prints appearing inside the back feet's prints..."
Cloudscome at A Wrung Sponge is someone who enjoys two of my favorites, poetry and children's literature. Here are three recent posts of her nature poems - two haikus (one, two) and a sonnet.
Another nature poet is Kerrdelune at Beyond the Fields We Know. Take a look a several of her winter photographs, and two accompanying poems -- one, two, three, four...
Mike at 10,000 Birds is busy Unpacking the 2007 Year List. This is just one place to start on 10,000 Birds if you are an Avian Enthusiast. This blog is full of interesting stuff, even for those like me who are merely casual oglers of feathered folk.
Fat Birder Top 500 Birding Websites. Our friends at 10,000 Birds and DC Birder are high on the list!
There's always lots of interesting birds to see at Bird Ecology Study Group Nature Society (Singapore) -- this morning a beautiful Asian Paradise Flycatcher.
Mrs. Bluebird in For the Scientist in All of Us at Bluebird's Classroom has been to a science teachers' conference and noticed a change in the way publishing companies are handling science.
Joanne at By Sun and Candlelight has listed her homeschooling Themes and Plans for January. You may want to explore a bit more by clicking on "Watching Nature" under "What I Love" in the sidebar.
"Self sufficiency is a topic near and dear to me. I don’t know why really but it has always been something that fascinated me…that and survivalism. I LOVE reading stories about families that live in octagonal houses in the middle of a nowhere, using solar power, growing their own food, and making all their home furnishings by hand. I am not quite sure if that life would be right for me but I can live vicariously right?..."
Silvia at Po Moyemu -- In My Opinion has posted some pics of Nature in Our Yard and she would like someone to Help Identify This Bird!"...And at last, Preston won me over when he donned climbing gear to ascend the trees himself. The author explores alongside scientists and skilled amateur climbers an uncharted world 38 stories above the ground, a place he likens to 'coral reefs in the air.'..."
Dana of Simple Pleasures has posted photographs of A Few of My Favorite Guests, her backyard birds.
Reigh Belisama at The Ribble Cycle Diaries has posted a group of pictures to celebrate Midwinter's Day on the Ribble.
Rurality has captured some southbound views of wild things with his game camera and some fine fungi.
John Peter Thompson of Invasive Notes invites you to vote on Which Presidential Candidate do you think best understands Invasive Species Issues?
GrrlScientist presents Captive Breeding Negatively Impacts Reproductive Success in the Wild posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Does the same thing apply to birds and other vertebrates? If so, we need to identify precisely how captive-breeding affects these animals and their future reproductive success, and what we can do to help preserve these species."
"A summary of my trip to Cape May during the peak of monarch migration season. We raise monarchs in our classroom and I wish I could have brought my children with me!"
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