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nature school project – mushroom spore printing

In this Martin & Sylvia's Nature School story, "What is Underneath," Martin is getting to know his fellow Deermice but worries that Alexander doesn’t like him. He is delighted, however, to be paired with Alexander for a mushroom nature drawing project where he learns that what you see doesn’t always show what is underneath....

sparkle craft: nature school craft round-up

This week we are preparing for the return of Martin & Sylvia's Nature School. To do that, we've gathered the four stories that introduce the series into a bundle available in the Sparkle Store. And, each Introduction story has an accompanying craft or recipe! You'll find them below....

The Importance of Wilderness Stewardship

"In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks."...

nature school project: weaving with nature

In this week's Martin and Sylvia's Nature School story, "Song of the Hermit Thrush: Part Two," Martin and his group bring their song to the closing ceremony of Goose-eye Wilderness School. He sees the altar that the Hummingbird Clan built, tastes the tea that the Crow Clan concocted, listens to the story that the Mockingbird Clan tells — and then leads the entire group in the closing song. It is a sweet, emotional, and deeply gratifying event — and when he has some time with his Deermice friends, he comes to realize that though he learned a great deal about the natural world throughout...

nature school project: DIY sundials

In this week's new Martin and Sylvia's Nature School story, "Song of the Hermit Thrush: Part One," it is the last day of Goose-eye Wilderness school before Summer Vacation begins. Martin learns that he will be a part of a new group of children – one formed not by age, but by "who he is." He learns that there is a Mockingbird group, a Hermit thrush group, a Crow group and a Hummingbird group - and when he hears Chick describe them, he thinks that he belongs to them all! Which will be his...