Shannon has a M.S. in Geology, is a teacher in a Waldorf School and has background as a children's yoga teacher.

She is passionate about connecting children to themselves and to the natural world.

About Backyard Mama

Backyard Mama's mission is for every child to spend time outside every day.

The intention of this blog is to offer inspiration to do that. Take this tips and tools and use them, or contact me and I can run a program at your center.

Our programs take many forms:
* classes in your school or childcare center
* classes for camps or nature centers
* professional development through conferences and workshops
* professional development designed for your staff
* community workshops at libraries and agencies

We're always excited to design something special just for you!


More things to do for Earth Day

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Recycle old art- instead of throwing out all those kids projects use them to create Easter or Mother’s Day cards.
Go for a trash scavenger hunt- try and find items such as: something big, something small, pink items, white items, clear items, things that make noise, and add more…
Eat leftovers - instead of having a pot luck of fresh cooked goodies, have a “recycled” food party, mix new things together and create a special Earth Day menu.
Walk and ride bikes (or just stay home)- take a day off from driving and when you find you do need something, find a substitute or walk to the store.
Unplug - spend a day with family off the grid with lights, computers, TV’s, microwaves unplugged, experiment by checking your meter at morning and night on a “normal” day then on an “unplugged” day- how much energy did you save? If you did this 4 times a year how much would you save? Can you translate that to $$?
What else could we do? Share your ideas!
Check out our other posts in the Count Down to Earth Day

Tomorrow is our weekly wrap for Countdown to Earth Day.. check back to see what we’ve got cooking!

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