Pebble Pocket Adventures

Leading educational, environmental adventures for young children, teens, and their grown-ups through recreational and school programs.

Mission: Leaving No Child Inside!

Operating as usual

Northeast Wildlife Trackers

Have an idea for an online tracking presentation? Or would you like to help facilitate our online Zoom sessions and attend the conference for free as a volunteer? We are putting together our schedule of presenters for our first-ever virtual tracker conference, Oct 12-17, 2020. Our core audience is from the northeast, but trackers from around the world are welcome to present or attend!

Presenter proposals due by Aug 12:

Volunteer applications due by Aug 31:

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WGBH Partners with Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to Launch Family Activity Initiative BOSTON (April 29, 2020) – With schools, preschool centers, and family childcare programs across the state closed in response to COVID-19, public media outlet WGBH in Boston is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to launch the Family Activity Initiative, a serie...

The quarantine- naturalist style

Reaching new heights

Cape Wildlife Center

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This juvenile Red Fox was admitted today after a homeowner found it in distress and having trouble moving. Our team quickly noticed it’s front two legs had been entangled in a plastic 6 pack holder. The resulting lacerations were so severe that we suspect he has been tangled in this piece of litter for quite some time and has grown around it. It finally reached a point where it was fully restricting his movement and had caused damage to the underlying tissues and muscle.

Our vet team sedated the fox and carefully cut away the plastic rings. The wounds were cleaned and then bandaged. He has been started on antibiotics, fluids and strong pain medications. His prognosis is guarded, but we are keeping our fingers crossed for this little guy.

Please remember to dispose of litter properly, and ALWAYS cut apart your plastic rings before disposal. It could save a life.

If you would like to make a donation to his care, and to the care of other patients like him, please click the link below. Thank you!

A little seasonal humor

Farmscape Ecology Program

Multidisciplinary research and outreach program looking at ecology and cultural relationships to land in Columbia County New York.



Northeast Wildlife Trackers

We are now accepting proposals for 2020 Conference Presenters! Here's a direct link to our application form, due by May 1:

Wondering what’s happening outside? Here’s a quick guide to what to look for this month.

Hey everyone! Ranger Rick (National Wildlife Federation) is removing their paywall through the month of June to give parents and educators access to their popular nature education resources. If you are looking for some activities for your little ones, check out their fun and informative activities! #NaturesNotCancelled.

Here’s another boredom buster—and it will help your feathered friends, too! 🐦 Make this splashy birdbath for your yard:

Jeff Corwin

Time in Monday 3/30 at noon to learn more about turtles with Jeff Corwin!

Hi guys, what are you doing Monday, March 30, Noon Eastern time? Chances are you’re stuck in your house just like my family! Well join me for a live Facebook event, what I’m calling NURTURE WITH NATURE, as we explore the ecology, biology, conservation and natural history of amazing turtles! Everyone’s invited as I exercise my “old” biology teacher muscles, so bring your questions and let’s challenge each other and have fun. If you’re a science teacher please let your students know and families tune in together! See you Monday 3/30 at noon eastern for this live turtle event from the New England Wildlife Center!

CBS Sunday Morning

Do Nothing For One Minute 🐸 🎶 ☀️

Take a minute, turn up the volume to hear the serenade of boreal chorus frogs, on the shores of Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming. Videographer: Judy Lehmberg

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

Naturally Curious

Thank you, Mary Holland, for posting this! This couldn’t be any more timely. Peace and good health to all! 💜

The Peace of Wild Things

Joshua Tree, California

Check out what’s happening this month! How many of these things have you spotted already?

Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm

The forecast is in! Ms. G did not see her shadow, and predicts an early spring! 🌷

The New Yorker Cartoons

A cartoon by Harry Bliss.

CBS Sunday Morning

It's one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth - one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien, with eight more brains than you have.

Massachusetts Environmental Education Society

I’ll be facilitating a workshop with my colleagues on two platforms for bringing civic action into the classroom at the MEES Conference this March. The workshop is titled, “Climate Leaders in our Classrooms: Two Models for Empowering Our Youth Towards Climate Action.” Join us for an engaging day of learning! Hope to see you there!

Opening the 2020 MEES Conference this year will be a Panel Discussion entitled: "Standards to Action!" This panel discussion will feature professionals from across the environmental education sector discussing Climate Change, Civic Engagement, and Frameworks within Environmental Education. Panelists will challenge you to think of yourself not as an educator but as an activator! Find out More:

Natural Start Alliance

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder...he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it...rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”

Wise words by Rachel Carson, illustration by Zen Pencils.

Happy holidays from all of my family to yours!

The best things in life aren’t those which you buy in the store. It’s much simpler than that. It’s the time you give to others and the experiences of life. It’s seeing your son reel in a couple bass on a cold day and making a homemade dish of risotto with the foraged mushrooms you’ve found for your family. Put away your wallet this season and give time to your family. @ Warm Springs, Georgia

Free Wilderness Science and Mountaineering Program for Adventurous Girls

What a fantastic opportunity to add some adventure in the life of a girl you know or maybe just you! Applications are now open for this unique, tuition-free wilderness science program!

I’m proud to announce two big accomplishments for 2019. These two awards were for my leadership on the RiverSchools project through Mass Audubon in collaboration with school teachers in Sudbury and Wayland and funded through the River Stewardship Council. The RiverSchools program connects students with their local watershed through a yearlong, direct, hands-on study of the rivers in their communities. Students also deepen their understanding of climate change issues that directly affect their watershed as they work on solutions within their communities. On March 4, 2020, I will be presenting this model with fellow team members at the MEES ( Massachusetts Environmental Education Society) Conference in Worcester, MA. If you are interested in learning more about how to engage youth in student-driven, action-based projects in your classroom or center, join us at the conference!

Youth Climate Summit 2019: Youth For Climate Justice. High schoolers from across Massachusetts came together to learn and take action against climate change and injustice. It is inspirational and hopeful to see the energy and motivation these teens exhibit! Take action!#youthclimatesummit @ Brandeis University

Northern Woodlands

Strange but true: an electric eel lights up a Christmas tree

Teachers!! Not sure how to get kids outside? Contact me about hosting a professional development workshop for your school or organization. In turn, you will walk away with the tools and curriculum you need to lead programs outside with children K-12. This program is taught in collaboration with Mass Wildlife through the Project Wild and Growing Up Wild programs. #projectwild #growingupwild #masswildlifeandfisheries

Happy Hollow School

November trek with the scouts. Every year, the troop backpacks to one of the AMC huts where the scouts prepare a full Thanksgiving dinner for all. This year , we commemorated the life of one of our former leaders, James Norton, who passed on this trip three years ago. In his memory, the troop presented AMC with a plaque which is now hanging in the Carter Notch Hut. If you are ever there, look for it above the kitchen window. @ Carter Notch

Wilder Child

In case you missed getting outside on this incredible spring day, this is for you!!

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