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Explore geology with kids

I don’t know a kid who does not have a rock collection, even if it’s just one favorite stashed on a shelf somewhere. I personally have piles of rocks all over my house. Rocks fascinate kids — it’s not hard to get them excited about a cool rock. They’re beautiful, they feel good in the […]

Kids and birds: Springtime fun

In the last month, mornings outside my window have gone from relatively quiet to a cacophony of sounds. Robins, swallows, finches, juncos and more have arrived and begun singing their little hearts out. Although the sounds are maybe not as catchy as “Let It Go,” kids can learn a lot about the world around them […]

Fun with fungi

What living thing weighs more than 35 blue whales, but could be walked over without it knowing? Yep, a fungus — specifically, a honey mushroom in Oregon that is larger than 1,600 football fields and is thousands of years old. Fungi might seem boring at first, but once the learning starts, facts like these make […]

Spooky fun with spiders

It’s officially fall! Kids are back in school (those who are old enough, anyway), the orchards are almost all picked, and the leaves are changing. At the Land Trust, we’ve been having great fun on our Fall Family Day Hikes in partnership with the City of Wenatchee. Halloween is fast approaching as well. As this […]

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