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…

Clean Green 15 Challenge

As green school coordinator, I took up the Clean Green 15 Challenge to pick up trash for atleast 15 minutes as many times as possible. After picking up the trash, I would go to the website and enter the data. This data was accumulated throughout the year from students and teachers in the school, as…

Save the Bay Sculptures

This quarter my students completed a recycled sculpture project that focused on how we can be more “waste free” and what we can do with the current plastic waste that we have accumulated. I have been saving plastic containers and trinkets for this project, but students also went home and found plastic materials to bring…

Real Estate – Power Spot

Warriors have an ulterior purpose for their acts which has nothing to do with personal gain. The average man acts only if there is a chance for profit. Warriors act not for profit, but for the spirit.

Caring for our Watershed

This year my green club students wrote proposals for a contest called Caring for our Watershed, Turning ideas into environmental solutions! The CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS program asks students to submit a proposal that answers the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” Students must research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and draft a written proposal…

Full STEAM Ahead

I recently attended the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education annual conference in Towson Maryland. This was my first MAEOE conference, and I’m excited to bring more teachers next year! The conference theme was Full Steam Ahead, Expanding the Potential of Environmental Education.  It was wonderful to see so much integration between the arts…

Making Videos and Journals

Lately I have been called to create videos… instructional videos, time lapse videos, meditation videos, art making videos. When I was in middle school my friends and I would use the old school camcorder to create videos…. music videos of our favorite songs, stories with our barbie dolls and toys, and plays we put on…

Chesapeake Watershed Forum

Last weekend I had the privilege to attend the Chesapeake Watershed Forum at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown West Virginia, on the Potomac River.   A while back when I decided to take on the green school coordinator position for my school, I went into research mode so that I could find opportunities…

Sitting with ourselves

In the summer of 2016 I went on a hiking trip with my dear friend. We hiked the Appalachian Trail starting at PenMar Park in Western Maryland. We hiked south towards Ravens Rock shelter. Pen Mar Park was owned and operated by the Western Maryland Railroad and had its beginning as far back as 1878….

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Cakes

This weekend I spend time with my wonderful friends. We foraged herbs and dehydrated peaches… and made Lion’s Man mushroom “crab cakes”. This was my first time ever seeing Lion’s Mane, let alone cooking with it! But I am always up for a challenge. The first thing to do is wash about a 1/2 lb…