August 2013

Back to School

Your classroom is ready to go, and you're ready to take on a new year. Nature's Classroom Institute wants to wish you good luck as you begin the new school year.

Have a great year!

From all of us at Nature's Classroom Institute

Vermi-Wormy Compost

Subjects: Science, Health

Composting is nature's way of recycling nutrients. This classroom lesson teaches students to be aware of how soil organisms turn waste into soil and helps them monitor their own food waste.

Photo credit: Earthworms by Petr Kratochvil

The Worm Bowl

And other worm activities for kids

Learning areas:  Science

Level: All

Learning about worms can be fun, but playing games and learning about worms is even more fun. The Worm Bowl is a fun activity that will show students how worms behave in the world around them.


Bonus! Check out The Worm Guide: A Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers.

5 Ways Houston or (Insert Your City Here) Could Lead the Way to a Nature-Rich Urban Future

Houston is well situated to lead the way for a nature-rich, urban future. What makes this city stand out? And, what can other cities do to join the charge?

Richard Louv, Co-Founder of the Children & Nature Network, offers 5 ways your city could lead the way.

Read here

Outdoor Activities in Nature for Health [webinar]

The National Environmental Eduction Foundation is hosting an online webinar to discuss new research that indicates unstructured outdoor activities may improve children's health. 

Learn more and sign-up to attend

NCI Fall Retreat

The retreat includes:
  • An exciting line-up of keynote speakers
  • AMS CPD credits
  • All meals & reception
  • Hiking, yoga, friendship 
Early bird discount is still available for a limited time!
Find more information and register online.

Wimberley, Texas

The camp-like atmosphere accommodates housing for up to 350 students, comfortable sleeping quarters, ample bathroom facilities, and a modern retreat center. The Wimberley site is surrounded by 240 acres of rolling terrain, a 5 acre lake, a wealth of oak trees, and dawn-grazing deer.

Read more or find an NCI location near you!
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