Nature's Classroom | Corey Lynn Tucker Photography

It's not often I post personal stories in my blog, but this is near and dear to my heart ... nature.  We have so much to learn and there is a whole world waiting for us to explore, so why not start young!  New Hartford's sixth grade class gets to do just that.  Every year, they have the opportunity to go to White Memorial for three days and two overnights to do pond, insect and biological studies, tree interview, hikes, learn about the power of plants, natural history museum, exploration, outdoor activities, meal preparation and clean-up. 

I spent the whole day with young folks, like a fox, behind the scenes observing them from a distance, documenting their experiences.  I showed them a few fun things to do in nature too, like whistle with a thick blade of grass, how to identify a few plants and flowers.  We had a great time and I'm so proud of my husband for teaching the young people how to have a relationship with nature.

Please consider taking a trip to White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield to learn, grow and explore.





































































































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  1. What a wonderful glimpse into the trip from the eyes of an observer. Looks like great fun was had by all. Thanks for sharing these great memories.

    The Harwood's

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    1. My pleasure Kevin. It's a wonderful program! I wish every kid had access to these kinds of programs growing up in school. It's so beneficial. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  2. I'm so glad these kids had such a wonderful experience! Looks like they got to learn a great deal!

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    1. White Memorial is a terrific place and wonderful program for these kids to learn. The teachers and volunteers make it all possible too. =)

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time exploring. What a great experience that they will always remember.
    the Neher family

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    1. Your welcome Jennifer. It was a joy to witness the kids soaking up the experiential learning in nature. I have no doubts this will stay with them for a lifetime.

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  5. A beautiful, meaningful and value-added day of witnessing. <3

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