By Zac Cota, NBNC Teacher-Naturalist   The first and second graders at Moretown Elementary know they share their forest with many other animals. Chickadees sing while searching for food in the treetops. Worms and slugs live under moist logs. The antics of Red Squirrels provide daily entertainment. One special visitor, however, left only a trace…

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By Natural Start Alliance “Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) is a nature immersion program developed by the North Branch Nature Center located in Montpelier, Vermont. ECO was founded in 2009 by two teachers within the Montpelier City School District for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. With a passion for learning and exploring the nature of Vermont,…

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Inside-Outside Central Vermont Chapter Meeting: The Wild, Wise Herbalist Within– Nurturing innate sensory learning with summer’s herbs through winter’s tea. Angie Barger, founder of The Tea Project, will lead us in a discussion on plants and healing herbal teas in the deep winter. Angie works with area school teachers implementing mindfulness practices through herbalism, gardening and the ritual of tea drinking. Learn how plants can benefit both our students and ourselves as teachers. 

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