Green Fanzines

Art, Walks, and Workshops for Nature Appreciation

Backyard Games: Noodle Knotweed

Today, we’re trying FUN new ways to think about plant communities, and invasive plants on our school grounds.  We’re inventing a backyard game.  Those pesky Japanese Knotweed runners will be … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Planting Seeds for Tree Stewardship

A friend of mine once said, you can’t aim to change people’s minds, you just plant the seeds of ideas, and step back to let nature takes its course. Can … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Our Dream Garden

Welcome to our it’s-very-nearly-Spring afterschool workshop. We’re planting our very own lush, green gardens, in classic paper cutout dioramas. When we take a look at our schoolyard map diorama, it … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 6 Comments


Courage, Explorers! All of our explorers are reminded, before we head outdoors, of the noxious-to-humans, but friendly-to-wildlife vine or shrub, that we call Poison Ivy.  I give them each a … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Finding the Wild Carrot Patch

Outdoor Classroom Detectives Become an expert in finding the Wild Carrot (Queen Anne’s Lace).  Print out your own field notes for an outdoor exploration.  Learn to look at other familiar … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a 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

Hand Made Earth: The Story of Soil

A workshop created for Earth Day that invites us all to make some Hand Made Earth, and asks the question:  What is your role in The Story of Soil? This … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

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