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Driving with a Trailer: Learning to Roll with it

Amy Shackelford is one of the 2016 KIB Youth Tree Team leaders. The Youth Tree Team (YTT) works to preserve and maintain the trees KIB plants through our Community Forestry program. YTT seeks to promote professionalism, respect, personal and environmental responsibility, and teamwork in today’s high school students. I consider myself a smart and safe driver.  I even enjoy parallel parking … Read more

What’s the Buzz about Carpenter Bees?

Kristen Hidding is a member of the 2016 Urban Naturalist Program. She graduated from Butler University in Spring 2016 with a degree in Biology. As a part of the Urban Naturalist team, Kristen has the opportunity to work on a variety of green-job inspired projects while tending to Indy’s native landscape.  We hear a lot about honey bees and see pictures of fat, … Read more

From Pests to Pollinators

Alex Hodge is a member of the 2016 Urban Naturalist Program. She is a senior studying Environmental Management at Indiana University. As a part of the Urban Naturalist team, Alex has the opportunity to work on a variety of green-job inspired projects while tending to Indy’s native landscape.  From watermelon seed spitting contests, to picking flowers to arrange as a centerpiece on the dinner table, … Read more

1 Goose, 2 Goose … 527 Geese

Adam Schmutte is a member of the 2016 Urban Naturalist Program. He graduated from Indiana University in Spring 2016 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology. As a part of the Urban Naturalist team, Adam has the opportunity to work on a variety of green-job inspired projects while tending to Indy’s native landscape.  Katie Owens and I … Read more

Learning Naturally Outside the Classroom

As summer vacation starts, Nature Explore and The Outdoor Classroom Project have teamed up to provide an online learning initiative, “Learning Naturally” for educators, administrators and anyone who works with children!  Explore topics that illustrate joyful multi-sensory experiences for children, holistic learning and effective teaching strategies related to using the outdoors as your classroom. Watch the free introduction video here: … Read more