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Nature Detectives, outdooe world, nature, field journals, children, experience


Nature Detectives. Where  Kids K-3 rd grade Discover the Outdoor World  at school, arranged into 8-week themes. Click here to go directly to the program’s website.

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John Muir, environment, environmental stewardship, practices, conservation, nature, natural world, John Muir quotes, lessons, Common Core standards, Next Generation standards, advocacy, vision for the future, early CA agriculture, Yosemite, Sierra Nevada, wildlifeResearch & Content Development. Site research and field trip curriculum originally designed and presented to interpretive staff at John Muir National Historic Site. Book modified to meet needs of third or fourth grade teachers engaging in lessons either at school or local park or nature area.

Click here to learn more about the book and order a copy.

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Past Projects

community, community history, stories, histories, family, families, heritage, legacies, sharing, workshops, house tallk, house,

If This House Could Talk, community history project engages residents of individual neighborhoods in a series of workshops to share their personal, family  and community stories.

Each resident created a sign featuring a story of their home to display in their front yard during a home tour event.  For more information about read the project blog.

Driven by an all volunteer team. Janice received  a membership award from the National Storytelling Network to provide financial support for this project.



urban forestry, environmental education, Sacramento Tree Foundation, trees, canopy, SacramentoLEAF Steward Coordinator, Leading Education and Awareness of Urban Forestry Training Program for Leadership Volunteers. 

In her position as program coordinator for Sacramento Tree Foundation, Janice launched and implemented a series of 8-week training programs, and created all resource materials. A total of 80 volunteers completed the classes. The program won Best Urban Forestry Education Program of the year, California Urban Forest Council

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