Green Fanzines

Art, Walks, and Workshops for Nature Appreciation

Winter Solstice Walk and Activities on the Pinetum Trail

Have you tried Third Sunday Nature Play at the GEC? December 21st: Winter Solstice walk and activities on the Pinetum Trail Some families prefer to grab a passport and clues … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Garden Mystery: Planting and Tracking Corn Kernels

Our afterschool group LOVED this mystery – it really got us searching around for clues and clever solutions. When the spring came and I attempted my first planting in the garden, I followed … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

60 Ways that Leaves are Lovely

Peterson got me.  Field guides make my head spin, but as a teacher naturalist, I need them.  Here’s a fun one I found in the GEC library that I just … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

S.T.E.A.M. Power Green Design- It’s human nature

Winter after-school workshops are underway → SR Science:  STEAM Powered Green Design Challenge (grades 3-5) Calling all creative tinkerers!  We’re flipping the classroom into a design laboratory, and it’s S.T.E.A.M. powered.  … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Wildlife Charades

Today we’re going to try to think like wildlife biologists.  First we’ll test your skills with some clues, and charades — can you figure out which creature is in the … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dang! Those rocks are Gneiss!

Today we explore in a local park with cool rock formations, and we collect photos and small sample pieces of rock that we think are Gneiss. Today we’re Geologists.  Scientists … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Capture the Flags: Spring Celebration

What a beautiful day to get outside together.  With a compass, a map, and a list of clues, we had an excellent hunt for hidden flags and, as usual, found … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Green Fanzines Outdoor Exploring

This season’s afterschool workshop series is a collaborative effort that I’m really looking forward to.  Our favorite part of exploring outdoors is not when we are looking at our ‘zines … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 1 Comment


Put on Your Fleeces For Probiotic Breezes Want to get outside?  When’s the last time you ran a mile?  I am real fan of walking outdoors, but I’m not a … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Amazing Binder: Gum Arabic

|Art Supply History, Origins, and Uses| We like to research our Green Art ingredients: where they come from, how renewable they are, and why they’re used historically. When making homemade … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Make Your own Walnut Ink

|When Hurricanes Bring Down the Nuts, We Make Green Art| One year ago, Hurricane Irene came up the East Coast and dumped a lot of wind and rain on us. … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nutty Little Books about Our Cohabitants

Happy Earth Month! Welcome to my new Green Zine, based on “Go Green” after-school workshops.  The blog posts can be printed out on a single sheet of recycled paper and … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

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