Fred First, naturalist and long time “Imaginary Internet Friend” is interested in a homeschooling related project around getting kids more in tune with the natural world.
Parents and grandparents today realize the widening distance between their children-charges and the world of nature that was so formative in their own growing-up years.
I’m interested in help from the homeschooling population to help me identify how this issue has already been addressed in existing resources so I can focus my future efforts on what remains to be done with regard to the “nature gap”.
I’d like to use my writing and photography and spoken word experience to reach homeschooled children, who, in my experience, are easier to reach perhaps than public school-conditioned children.
Go check out his summary of what he wants to do and leave any ideas / input you have in the comments here, and I’ll make sure he sees them.