Secrets of Leading a Fun Camping Trip for Beginners

Emily Binford’s reflections from leading her first bilingual camping trip with Families in Nature This fall, I taught nature lessons from our new Ecologist School Curriculum at TA Brown Elementary School. Mid-semester, we took a group of their families out to McKinney Falls State Park to camp, fish, hike, and enjoy some Texas beauty. It …

Read more Secrets of Leading a Fun Camping Trip for Beginners

Into the Fold

As Families in Nature’s newest and youngest employee, I was very honored to be invited by my Executive Director to attend the 2017 Children and Nature Network conference in Vancouver, BC. When I got to the conference last Tuesday, I was very excited, yet a little trepidatious as I had no idea what to expect. …

Read more Into the Fold

Art inspired by Nature

The art created by children (and parents) in Austin Families in Nature shows the inspiration that time in nature has provided. AFiN participants have created visual art through drawing, sculpting, photographing, sewing, and burning wood.  And they have expressed themselves through words written on their blogs and in their journals.           …

Read more Art inspired by Nature