Adventures in Learning | Trees!

by , posted on October 21st, 2013 in Adventuring, video

This may be my most favorite episode yet! In this episode of Adventures in Learning, I called up my neighbor Teresa to teach us about trees. She’s a trail guide and is passionate about nature.

Teresa is one incredible woman. My kids love her. I love her. Not only is she former police officer (who just happened to appear on the show Cops—for real!), and mom to three teenaged boys, she once rescued an injured hawk we found in our backyard. No joke. A HAWK! In our teeny tiny back yard. Have you seen their talons?!

Adventures in Learning goes into the Woods! Episode: Let's Learn about Trees

ps. This series has been an incredible experience for our family. It is one of the first series of its kind: parenting. In fact, no one has wanted to touch a parenting series before, but PBS Parents is taking the risk. We are essentially the guinea pigs. Eek!

My goal is to show useable ideas and inspire kids and parents to make connections beyond the classroom. Parents don’t need to be educators, it’s more about learning with our kids as we go along.

If you like it, please share it! Tell your friends and watch it with your kids. (I’ve been told kids really like the series ;) You can use #AinL. Maybe we can help encourage others to develop content like this. It would be incredible if there was a new wave of programming that showed different styles of parenting and families, wouldn’t it?

If there is something you’d like to see, please feel free to let me know.

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13 Responses to “Adventures in Learning | Trees!”

  1. Deborah Says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    LOVE! Always look forward to these.


    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thanks Deborah! The kids have loved these outings. Ellie explained them to my mom as “going to an adventure school.” ha!

  2. Joy Says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Another beautiful video! And your kiddos sure are smart. Your nature walk reminds me of the field trips we used to go on when I was a kid. My parents aren’t big outdoorsy people, so the only time I went hiking was with school and I LOVED it. To this day, I prefer the mountains to beaches. We have to drive through a forest to get anywhere and every single time we do, I marvel at it.

    P.S. What a special person Teresa is! I’ve never met a person with that name that I haven’t liked. How lucky to have her as a neighbor.

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Super lucky!

    And yes, forests are amazing. For me, it’s been important to try and expose the kids to as many different things as possible: city, country, mountains, beach, etc. I have no idea what they’ll end up loving. It’s also good for me to get out there to see things too.

  3. Carla Says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    You are my parenting idol! I love these videos!

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Ahh! Thanks Carla ;) These videos have been so much fun to put together.

  4. Sandra Says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    These are so wonderful – the girl wants to do every experience and adventure that you have in each video. They are perfectly pitched for school aged kids.

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thanks so much Sandra! I am thrilled that the girl loves these. She’s got great taste so if she like ‘em, we must be doing something right.

  5. Helen Says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Oh, how fun. I love how natural you all look on video! It makes me want to take the girls out on an adventure this weekend – thanks for the motivation.

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    You should start having Eric following you and the girls around with a camera all the time. I’d totally watch a series by Curly Birds!

  6. Molly Says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    So incredibly charming (love the little illustrations too). You’ve outdone yourself.

  7. Marie Says:

    October 22nd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I love this! What a great way to explore nature. Fun video!!

  8. Jane@Buzzmills Says:

    October 22nd, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Love it! another great job!

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