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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

As we walk into the forest, we see all the different types trees, and we know, somehow, that they all have a purpose in life, just like we do. We notice many have lost their leaves this time of year, and the forest looks completely different—kind of empty because you can see so far, and […]

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Ancient Times and Early Humans: A View of the Past

Let’s look at early humans and how they and their tools changed over time. We need to see through the eyes of archeologists and anthropologists to learn the specific skills and tools for dating artifacts and linking them to specific time periods. This means we need to use our tracking skills! Lets get started… Imagine […]

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Nature’s Gifts

Greetings! The holiday times are upon us. You could go out and buy all kinds of decorations for your Christmas tree or your windows, or cards for friends and family. But let’s look at another perspective…how about creating your own decorations using materials from the natural world? Our ancestors constantly used different fibers of different […]

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How Are We Connected?

by Arianna and Frank Grindrod John Muir observed, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” Let us take a moment to shift out of the Nature-Culture dichotomy paradigm and recognize that humans are part of Nature and that as a very young specie […]

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Primitive Skills in Maine

I love Maine; I have been visiting for many years. This fall, I had the opportunity to spend some time with some of my extended family up there. The Maine Primitive Gathering is where people come from all over to practice and learn with each other. There is so much to go over even though […]

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