Category Archives: Field trip

Nature Deficit Disorder

It is my very humble opinion that much of our world’s current malaise is due to what Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, coined as “Nature Deficit Disorder”. Getting out in nature has always been an experience … Continue reading

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It’s maple syrup tapping time

I’m a big believer in learning from the source.  It’s good to learn from books, but much better to learn from experiencing or observing things first-hand.   Check out your local area for free to low cost events that might be … Continue reading

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Civil War Days

It’s that season again – time for historical re-enactments.  Kicking off this years events was the Civil War Days at a local pioneer settlement. We first stopped off at a print shop and learned how they made newspapers once upon … Continue reading

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Civil War On Sunday

This past Sunday we got the chance to go to see a Civil War Re-enactment at Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL. Confederate telegraph operator Geo.  “Lightening” Ellsworth Playing along with the musicians (M and K are the two girls wearing … Continue reading

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Children’s museums are cool.

Yes, that is a Giant Operation Game.  When the tongs hit the sides, there was a noise and light. Dr. K using a defibrillator with nurse E assisting. M exploring gravity and acceleration. K making music on this really cool … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Dells Trip

It’s been a while since I posted any activities for the kids. We haven’t done any super neat projects (not much that’s blog worthy anyway) in a while but we did go on a nice little road trip this past … Continue reading

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Field trip to the Renaissance Fair

Check out our pictures from the trip we took yesterday at my other blog Raising Smart Girls. We enjoyed it so much we spent 8 hours there!

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What we did on our spring break…

1. Went to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. 2. Went to the Indianapolis Zoo – the best part was when watched dolphins swim over our heads in the underwater dome. 3. Visited a dairy farm and learned about dairy farming and … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Children’s Museum

We had a fantastic experience at the world’s largest children’s museum this week: Indianapolis Children’s Museum on Monday. They had some really fun exhibits like the Lego Castle exhibit, the Egyptian exhibit, Comic Book Heroes, a Steam Engine, Scienceworks and … Continue reading

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Summer vacation nature study

That’s what we’ve been doing these past few weeks. As the last few weeks of summer have been winding down, we’ve been trying to prepare for the new school year and taking advantage of the outdoors as much as possible. … Continue reading

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