Monday, December 6, 2010

11-Year-Old Boy speaks out about "What's Wrong with our Food System"

If you think just because you're 11 years old you have no power to help the world, think again! This kid isn't old enough to vote in the US yet, but he is making a huge difference by educating millions of adults about our food system.

A three-pound hawk named Suju (see older posts) has been a teacher to me and hundreds of thousands of others. Likewise, every child can be a teacher to the adults in her life.

Go out and spread knowledge and inspiration! Don't wait until you are grown up, or have a college degree. Start today!!!

Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system | Video on

"We can either pay the farmer, or we can pay the hospital." Birke Baehr (in this talk)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Looking through a Leaf

The flat tissue of a leaf decomposes sooner than the thicker connective framework - when this happens, it leaves (ha-ha!) a pattern that fascinates people like this student. (2010)

[UPDATE! May 1, 2011 - This photograph won First Place at the California statewide Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education 2011 photo contest!]

Friday, October 22, 2010

Scat ID practice

Red Tail and his group examining some scat to identify the animal it came from. (This was real scat.) (2008)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Miwok hike

Hiking with my trail group at Walker Creek Ranch, Sept 15, 2010. (I worked there for a week as a sub.) The kids are sixth-graders from Mount Tamalpais School in Mill Valley, CA. A beautiful partly cloudy day.

This shot was taken as part of a Coast Miwok hike. The hike also included a ceremonial smudge with white sage, a calling in of directions (invocation), a visit with "Grandmother Oak," a romp in a big pile of bay leaves, a solo hike, a story, and a time of deep reflective silence.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ok, I know, I'm a weirdo!

This is me messing around with my camera while I'm waiting for kids to complete a solo hike.  Thought you might enjoy this!  Ha-ha-ha!