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Saturday was our Birding in the Pacific NW class, and it was phenomenal! A great group of people came together to glean bird wisdom from the amazingly knowledgeable Laura Whittemore. Thanks to Laura, and all who attended, for creating such a wonderful day!
Attend our ‘Birding in the Pacific Northwest’ class and a friend can come along for half the price! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about native birds from an experienced and enthusiastic birder who has been teaching for the Audubon Society of Portland since 2000. And an enriching experience to share with a friend or loved one!
For details about the class, click here.
We had little guy camp these last 3 days and oh how magical it was! What an amazing time we had, so full of laughter and learning and exploring and creating, and did I mention laughter? These photos tell the story! After days like these, my dedication to supporting these kinds of experiences for kids (and grown-ups, too!) in this magical place grows in a boundless manner (and I was already quite dedicated). It’s profound to watch kids open to the wonders of nature, the joy of community and friendship, and the simple beauty of being alive. Feeling grateful… Michelle Fox
A big THANK YOU to the Bracke family for coming out and setting the foundation corners for our new shelter! It will be a simple structure (roof and one wall) on the lower plateau overlooking the river that will provide a place to enjoy nature on rainy days. Final construction will happen in a couple weeks. We’ll keep you posted!
Thanks again, you three! And many thanks to the folks at Washougal Lumber Co. who donated the concrete and metal bases for today’s phase of the building. It takes a village… :)
If you would like to check out July’s newsletter, simply click here! It will give you a nice overview of what’s going on this summer at TreeSong. Happy Reading!
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Circle Keepers is our monthly nature awareness program for kids that runs from Sept. through June. We have a younger group (4-8 year olds) and an older one (9-13 year olds). Both groups met together today for an end of the year celebration. Parents joined us for the last hour and we shared some of our favorite songs, activities and games. We also had a ceremony honoring each child’s completion of this special Circle Keepers year.
I took some time out of our full day to have the kids reflect on their Circle Keepers experience. All their reflections were precious and were testament to the power of nature as teacher. One I will share now, given by the flute-playing fairy pictured below (the question: How has being a part of Circle Keepers changed you?): “I have developed a better appreciation for Mother Nature. I have taken a deep interest in the cycles of the moon, and the relation of all of us to nature, and how everything is connected.” Music to my ears…
You are invited to be a part of the next exciting growth spurt here at TreeSong! We want to expand our offerings by building a new space that will house our Roots & Wings nature-based preschool that is proposed to begin in Fall of 2015. The space will also be perfect for bigger gatherings, movement-related events, and art – for grownups and kids alike!
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