New Year, New Dawn

It’s the time of year when the cycle of our planet begins again. We celebrated the new year on January 1st, and then again on the first full moon and the first new moon after the winter solstice. The Annishinabe celebrate the new year on the first new moon after the winter solstice. This signified…

Glenstone Museum

The Maryland Art Education Conference this year was split into a two day conference, with Friday being a field experience day at different museums around the area and Saturday being conference workshops! On Friday I attended the Glenstone Museum for my field experience.  This was my first time at the museum and I was blown…

Hampton Art Experience

For the past 6 years the Historic Hampton Inc. non-profit has hosted an art show for any Maryland students and teachers to submit work inspired by Hampton National Historic Park.  It was always a wonderful show, however this year we decided to work with BCPS Visual Arts office to create our first Hampton Art Experience…

BCPS Green Summit

The 2019 BCPS Green Summit was a wonderful learning experience! The Office of Science always puts together informative sessions. I learned about what Lutherville Lab, one of our schools feeder elementary schools, has done with their green club and how they were able to turn an area of their school into an outdoor classroom environment!…

Central PA Yoga Love Festival

The first ever Central PA Yoga Love Festival was hosted at Amethyst Retreat Center in Dillsburg PA.  Chelsea Balance envisioned and created an amazing yoga event for all. There were so many amazing vendors, musicians, and yoga instructors! This was the first year for this event, and I look forward to the next one! There…

Natural History Society

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a private nonprofit dedicated to conserving Maryland’s natural heritage and educating its citizens on the natural sciences since 1929. We are a volunteer-run organization with a few part-time staff. We manage a small museum in Baltimore County where we offer programs, lectures, workshops, and courses on a wide…

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum

The leaves are great examples of how each of us is different and on a different journey. Each leaf is unique as it grows and thrives connected to the tree, but that’s not all that makes a leaf unique. Once the leaf has completed the cycle of growth, it begins its journey back down to…

2019

This year has been so abundant. So much packed into one year. The beginning of 2019 started off with learning more about the local connections with environmental organizations on my area, experiencing my first Maryland Association of Outdoor and Environmental Education conference, and recertifying my school as a Maryland Green school! We also were awarded…

Wild Women

The growth in this moment is so real, so intense…. like fire… leaving you raw. Balance requires constant motion, directing energy while letting it go. Friday was the day that encompassed all emotions, and began with self-doubt and anxiety. It continued with having handle the consequences for choosing to not take the best steps in…

Earth Love Festival 2019

This years Earth Love Festival at Amethyst Retreat Center in Duncannon Pennsylvania was a beautiful demonstration of community, collaboration, and love. Nicole Sharkey is the visionary who thought of this beautiful festival 3 years ago, and has since turned it into an amazing opportunity for all, to gather and to heal. The Earth Love festival…

Cromwell Valley Park

Yesterday and today I had the pleasure of attending another Baltimore County public schools Art teacher workshop, Plein Air Painting at Cromwell Valley park. This park is BEAUTIFUL! A hidden gem for sure. There are beautiful old structures, meadows, many different trees, and a beautiful creek! We found beautiful rocks, river glass, and a mulberry…