Call for Submissions: Festival 50, Trees Through a Child’s Eyes

Host: Growing With Science Blog
Deadline: July 29
Email to: growingwithscience [at] gmail [dot] com – or use the contact form
Theme: Trees through a child’s eyes
Important! Put “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line of your email

Most people don’t know this, but Roberta Gibson studied forest entomology as an undergraduate and one of her favorite classes was dendrology. She switched to studying ants later, but still has a fondness for trees. Her current passion is encouraging budding young naturalists and scientists at Growing with Science blog, which is where she is hosting our milestone 50th edition of the Festival of the Trees.

Roberta asks that we consider submitting child-friendly posts. Ideas include sharing bark rubbings, children’s drawings of trees and leaves, ideas for or photographs of tree houses, nature journals with tree themes, photos from a favorite walk through the woods, science experiment ideas, etc. If you want some serious inspiration, she suggests you take a look at Rachel Carson’s book The Sense of Wonder.

Let’s see if we can get 50 posts for festival #50.


About Dave Bonta

I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS.

Posted on July 6, 2010, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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