Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SUMMER 2012 SCHEDULE COMING SOON.

I will have all the details up soon until then this is what we have planned

June 6th- Farm day at Laughing Buck Farm (aka Rosemary's) 11 am

June 20th- Summer Solstice Celebration- Gateway Park it is up the Poudre Canyon, we will have a fun hike, make nature necklaces, picnic lunch and fun play.  They have a natural playscape area for kids.  There is a $5 parking fee so carpool if needed 9:30am

June 25th- Summer Fairy House building- Place TBA always my favourite activity with the kids!!! 9:30 am

I have Hewlitt Gulch for the 27th Wednesday but not sure if it will be open to walk  but will keep all posted!!! If not we will do a Nature Walk around Pineridge/Dixon Reservoir. 9:30am

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why snow is the best!!!!

My son decides that snow is the best because not only do you play in it you can also work.  He goes outside to clean the sidewalk off for everybody.
Had to share his love for being outside.
Happy Trails,
Angela

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fossil Ridge Open Space Nature Walk

Welcome and enjoy!!!

Our nature walk out at Fossil Ridge Open Space was wonderful!! This hike is wonderful in the winter non- windy day.  The sky, clouds and the views of the open space is gorgeous.  This time of year the Bald Eagles are roosting so you can only walk the Sandpiper trail. It is a one way in and out but there is a viewing area.  This area is great to stop at and have a snack and play on the ice!!!! 




 Don't mess with a boy and his suit coat!! adorable



amazing how the rock and its bubbles froze as the rock is falling.  The kids loved viewing the different rocks and shapes in the ice.
Good-bye my Friends, Happy Trails ~Angela

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thursday January 5th, Nature Walk



HI Tribe,

We will be meeting at Fossil Ridge Reservoir at 10am for a nature walk. We will be walking the sandpiper trail because the CAttail trail is closed for protection of the Bald Eagles that roost in the winter!! Bring binoculars  if you have them hopefully we can see some bald eagles!!!

Happy Trails,
Angela

last years visit

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Waldorf Inspired Public School

Hi All. I am passing on this information of an excellent opportunity to bring Waldorf Education to Fort Collins.  Please read and if at all interested attend one of the Information enrollment meetings in January.  Read Below for all information. Whether or not this fits into your family education style it is an awesome opportunity for our community!!! 


Waldorf-Inspired Public School Offers a New Choice for Families in Fort Collins

Mountain Sage Community School is free, public, charter school inspired by Waldorf Education and Sustainable living.  Approved by the Poudre School District Board of Education October 2011, Mountain Sage is set to open in Fall 2012.  The school will serve k-4 students in its first year of operation, and will grow by one grade each year until becoming a K-8 school.

Created by parents and educators in Fort Collins, Colorado, Mountain Sage is dedicated to education that respects the creative journey of childhood.  Waldorf-inspired education integrates the arts (music, movement, story, drawing and more) into the learning process of all academic subjects, offering students an experience that fully engages and empowers them.  Waldorf-inspired education offers a time-tested, research based approach that enables each student to reach their highest academic and creative potentials.  Sustainable living practices are fully integrated into school life to offer children the powerful experience of stewardship and positive community action. 

Mountain Sage is currently accepting Intent to Enroll forms for k-4 students and will be hosting several informational enrollment events in January 2012.

These events offer the opportunity to learn more, get involved, have your questions answered and meet the founders.

All events will be held at The Gardens on Spring Creek (2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins 80526) in the Evelyn Clark classroom.  Informational enrollment meetings are from 2-3pm every Saturday in January 7,14,21 and 28.

Educational programming at Mountain Sage Community School includes:

  • Arts-integrated, experiential, nature-based curriculum that fully incorporates Colorado Academic Standards.
  • Age appropriate music instruction, world language imersion classes, gardening, handwork, artistic movement instruction for all grades.
  •  A nurturing kindergarten program that emphasizes play, structure (daily rhythm) and social development
  • Class and teacher continuity over a number of years creates strong relationships that promote academic achievement.
  • Ample outdoor time that promotes balanced development and respect for the natural world. 

To learn more visit www.mountainsagecommunityschool.org

The above information was passed on to me from a tribe Mama Andi who is working very hard to bring this to our community!!
Happy Trails,
Angela 






Friday, December 30, 2011

Nature Walk Riverbend Ponds 12/30

 What a wonderful winter hike the weather was gorgeous and we were off for some nature fun!!!


 I just love the still-ness of Winter, the trees so bare taking a rest until spring!!


 The Ice was sooo beautiful the cracks, natures art is absolutly the best!!!


 Always a  rest to throw rocks in the water.. it is like therapy
 Have a lovely, peaceful and safe New Years everyone!! May the year ahead be filled with all that your heart desires and more!! Follow your Bliss.... always
Good-bye and Happy Trails, Angela

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nature Walk/free play Environmental Learning Center

This is always truly one of my favorite areas to go walk, hike, explore and be free.  I love that at different times of exploring brings different elements every  time.  The children just so into free play and imagination and outside time. 

 They will get involved with different elements of their surroundings and with different kids at different times and ages.
 and you will have individual play!!
 Group play



 and being bears and cute bears!!!