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Nature's Classroom Institute, the nation's premier environmental education program, creates customized and individual experiences for every teacher and student. 

December 2016

Montessori Conferences Galore!


Several Montessori conferences are fast approaching in the new year. Great opportunities abound!

Dyeing to Please You


Plants have been used for natural dyeing since before recorded history. The staining properties of plants were noted by humans and have been used to obtain and retain these colors from plants throughout history. Native plants and their resultant dyes have been used to enhance people's lives through decoration of animal skins, fabrics, crafts, hair, and even their bodies.
 
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Snow Mandalas


Loosely translated, mandala means “circle,” and most frequently these designs are intricate patterns or structures centered around a unifying center. Long embraced by many Eastern cultures, mandalas have been used to represent the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe. Very cool!

The Disease of
Being Busy


This disease of being “busy” (and let’s call it what it is, the dis-ease of being busy, when we are never at ease) is spiritually destructive to our health and wellbeing. It saps our ability to be fully present with those we love the most in our families, and keeps us from forming the kind of community that we all so desperately crave.

Year-End
Donation to NCI


Support Nature's Classroom Institute with your tax-deductable gift before Saturday, 12/31. More than 3,000 students join our program annually from wide ranging socioeconomic backgrounds. Your gift helps to support access to environmental education for children from across the Midwest and Texas. Please consider making a gift today.

 

Dallas is Building One of America’s Biggest Urban Nature Parks


Dallas, Texas is about to become one of the greenest cities in America – by building one of the country’s largest urban nature parks. Dallas’ new “Nature District” will comprise 10,000 acres, including 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest. The Trinity River Park could revitalize a Dallas floodplain into a lush green recreation space.

NCI - Lake Geneva WI


Nature's Classroom Institute in Lake Geneva is less than 1.5 hours from downtown Chicago, and less than 1 hour from Milwaukee. Our Lake Geneva site sits on the shores of Geneva Lake with ample woodlands, wetlands and open fields to explore. The property shares it's boundary with Big Foot Beach State Park which offers amazing marshes and bogs.
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