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Who Am I? What Am I? 20 Questions…

Take turns thinking of people, places or even objects and then having the group ask yes or no questions to figure out who or what you are. This is the perfect activity for a hike or even just sitting outside.

Comments: 8 Post date: Monday, August 24, 2009 - 10:37pm
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Family Nature Club

Family Nature Clubs are informal DIY grassroots clubs setup by parents, to organize outings for children to experience the wonder of nature. A simple, low cost alternative to video games and tv.

The Children & Nature Network offers family nature club toolkits, advice, and web resources to help you setup a family nature club. Visit their family nature club page at:

Get out there!

Any Central Texas nature clubs should post their information in this article (or in comments) to allow for parents to find you!

Comments: 20 Post date: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 4:54pm
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Post Your Greenspace Gems

Share your secret knowledge of the parks and green spaces of Central Texas. Is there a special view or overlook you always visit at a little known park? Is there a unusual rock that makes a great picnic table at your neighborhood greenspace? Is there a wonderful trail that too few now enjoy? Here is your chance to add to the collective knowledge.

Post here at the Idea Tree, where user ideas seed the growing forest of knowledge. Include a photo or even a map! Others can add their comments or your idea could spark additional inspiration from others.

Post date: Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 11:16am
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Mud ArtKids love to get dirty, and there is a creative way to do so! Collect different kinds of soils from different places. Potting soil is darker brown, while Texas clay is more red. Once you have these soils, just add water to create "mud paint." Using paint brushes and sponges you can paint on tile, paper, or concrete. The best thing is that it will wash off with just water! Now you aren't left with a mess, but rather a creative mud-made masterpiece. Post date: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 2:11pm
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Neighborhood Leaf Race!It is the perfect time of year in central Texas to collect the beautiful, colorful falling leaves. Take your family on a walk around the neighborhood. Bring a bag that you can collect fallen leaves in. Try and find all different kinds of leaves! When you get home observe the differences between the different leaves. Now try and identify them! This link will help: Now if you are still feeling creative you can make a cool autumn collage with all of the leaves that you collected. Post date: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:57pm
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Moon CyclesThis activity is for the artists out there! Each night draw the night sky. Draw the stars that you see, the clouds that may cover them, the moon at whatever phase it's in, and any creative touches that you want. After a month or so you can make a book telling the story of the sky! This allows you and your family to have an account of the weather and moon phases from that time frame. Post date: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 12:46am

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