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What happens in the modern classroom is that is overwhelming, how do you create 10 lesson plans for children who all need to learn in different ways?  The answer is: Nature.  Nature automatically differentiates to each child.

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Eagle Rock Loop is a great option for a weekend backpacking trip within driving distance of DFW for the seasoned and beginner backpacker alike. At just 3 hours from Dallas , this highly trafficked loop features beautiful views, water falls, plenty of swimming areas, challenging hikes that will leave you feeling empowered and plenty of established campsites near the river with fire rings so you relax and enjoy the evening. The trail is just shy of 27 miles and usually takes 3 days, 2 nights to complete with a full pack. it is physically demanding and one section has 6 pretty...

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John Cody Hardin (USMC) is the Co-founder & Executive Director of The Warrior's Keep.  The Warrior’s Keep is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to unite, empower and enhance the quality of life for veterans with the use of Outdoor Therapy. We at The Warrior's Keep believe that sometimes the best medicine is nature's medicine. Our programs provide Veterans with free access to outdoor activities, designed to educate and assist with the difficulties of reintegrating back to civilian life. Website: https://www.thewarriorskeep.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewarriorskeep/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewarriorskeep/ Listen here or anywhere you listen to podcasts:          ...

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One question I get often is how to raise little explorers. How do I continue the adventure lifestyle with kids? How do I get my kids to enjoy being outside?  Spending regular time outside is crucial to the well being of your kids AND yourself. Spending an hour a day outside helps kids (and you) have improved immune system, fitness, agility, concentration, moods, problem solving skills, and overall health. It helps with imagination, appreciation for nature, patience, etc. There really is no negative effects to spending SAFE time outside (wear sunscreen, bug spray and don't eat plants) I quickly broke this...

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Kristina Holleman and her husband RW bought a hundred-acre farm in Greenville, Texas in 2004, looking for some space, a slower pace, and a simpler way of life for their growing family. It took a few years to realize that the farm could be used for more than a giant playground for the kids.  In an attempt to supply cleaner and more wholesome food for their family, they started raising chicken, eggs, pork,  and beef, milking the family Jersey cow, and growing lots of fresh produce. They learned and grew through the adventures, disasters, and rewarding moments. The journey has...

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