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DVDs are in!...

Our first shipment of DVDs (with study guide insert) has arrived! If you send in an order this week, your DVD will be sent out immediately in time for the holidays! After a long three years, it certainly feels like time to celebrate...
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Children: “Care for nature”...

In our series of children’s essays about the meaning of “Mother Nature’s Child”,  several students at The Pomfret School mentioned environmental awareness. Ryan McLiverty describes what it means to be in touch with nature: “If you are Mother Nature’s Child to me that means that you are outside a lot and you love nature. Also I think this phrase means that you want to take care of nature in a harmless way. I can relate this phrase to three people in particular. The first is George Perkins Marsh. He loved nature, but also he dedicated most of...
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“Watch and Listen”...

More insights from children! Sixth grader Dana Burrington of The Pomfret School thinks of “mother nature’s child” in terms of understanding and observation: “A peaceful breeze floats gently through a green forest. A nearby brook whispers a little song as it flows onward. At the river’s edge, a tiny yellow insect gently alights on a colorful flower. These are all gifts from Mother Nature. It takes a lot to be ‘Mother Nature’s Child’. You need kindness, compassion, and an understanding for all living things…. I love nature, but my favorite part of it is...
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Art and Drama...

    While Mother Nature’s Child is far from being a sexy or violent film, it does contain an abduction scene! To illustrate it, I turned to my niece Amelia Bethke and her twin passions for art and biology. Though just a few weeks from college graduation, Amelia found time to compose the four sketches we needed to illustrate the dramatic scene, movingly described by naturalist Jon Young. The simple sketches served as placeholders in the rough cut for the real art — which just arrived this week!  Though I’ve enjoyed the evolution of Amelia’s creative...

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