Posts Tagged ‘Yosemite National Park’

Science Fun: Frazil Ice in Yosemite

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Want to see Mother Nature’s Slurpee machine? Check out this excellent video on “frazil ice,” an early spring phenomenon in Yosemite National Park. This is a great video to share with the kids. (Thanks to my dad, Paul Penick, for sharing it with me!)

What’s Your Parenting Pet Peeve?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

I’m so jazzed to welcome Judy Molland as a guest blogger today. She’s the author of Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future and Straight Talk About Schools Today. Take it away, Judy!

One of my pet peeves is witnessing bad parenting. A couple of weeks ago, on a beautiful fall day, I was hiking down Lembert Dome in Yosemite National Park with my husband. Actually, it wasn’t just beautiful, it was perfect: bright blue sky, just a few clouds, gorgeous orange and russet leaves on the trees, a crisp chill in the air.

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Teddy’s Travels: Making Our National Parks Come Alive for Kids

Monday, October 15th, 2007


Our family is nuts for Yosemite National Park. We’ve made so many memories there with our annual winter trips. And, as usual, Mom was the one to save those memories in scrapbooks and photos. But now, there’s a way to get kids in on the act when the family visits Yosemite — or any of America’s national parks.

Teddy’s Travels — America’s National Parks, by "Tedrick de Bear" and Trefoni Michael Rizzi (Tdb Press; $19.95) is the first book in a series of interactive travel guides/scrapbooks/journals for kids. Readers join Tedrick de Bear as he travels across the U.S. by way of our national parks and monuments.

The books is filled with gorgeous color photos, fast facts, scavenger hunts, journal pages and graphics designed to keep kids interested, learning and having a blast. And be sure to visit Teddy’s website to check out his newsletter, blog and fun activities for kids.

Just looking through the book gave me ideas for future family vacations, too…