Author: Hillary Clark

Explore the interesting world of ants!

When I was around 9, I spent countless hours after school watching two colonies of ants on my sidewalk. They marched in meandering lines along the sidewalk, collecting food and carrying it back to the entrance holes to their nests. When two ants met, they tapped each other all over with their little antennae before passing […]

Explore the outdoors on snowshoes and skis

It can be challenging to figure out how to get outside with kids during the winter. Sometimes the ground is covered in a blanket of snow as deep as some toddlers are tall! Luckily there are plenty of organizations who offer low-cost or free, family friendly outings to help you make the most of this season. […]

Exploring the moon

Quick! Do you know what phase the moon is in, without looking? Now that the days are so short, we have less time to spend outside in the sunshine. But, that also means we have more time to spend with the night sky! When we’re children, we’re naturally fascinated by space — by the vastness of it, […]

Fall is a great time for kids to experience salmon

As you read this, thousands of salmon are swimming up the Columbia River, trying to make it home to North Central Washington. I talked to our friends at Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (CCFEG), a local group that works to improve conditions for native fish, about fun ways kids can get out, experiencing this amazing migration […]