Natural Areas Conservation Training

Last year I had started taking classes at the Morton Arboretum for what had previously been called the Woodland Stewardship program, now N-ACT. I took the orientation and the introduction classes, Basic Plant ID, Ecosystem Concepts, and Tool Use for Natural Areas Management. I loved tromping around the woods and prairie, learning about the plants and trees.

Then other things got in the way. It’s a long drive and suddenly I had no extra time. I was also struggling to find some way to fulfill the volunteer hours requirement, I was constantly wrestling my anxiety and not getting anywhere with signing up for something, not for lack of choices. I’m hoping to get started on the program again this spring. Feels like I can figure something out now.

Have a little fun!

Looking for an idea that will let your students burn off some of that before-break energy? My Simple Photo Scavenger Hunt resources are meant to be used with tablet or smartphone cameras and can be given to young students just mastering iPads, or to adult ESL students to get them out of their chairs.

 

And each set comes with half-size pages to save on printing! Available in my TPT shop [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets].

Third Annual Organic Plant Sale

Tomorrow is the Third Annual Organic Plant Sale put on by my friends at the Howard Area Community Garden. Each year they grow their own vegetable seedlings in a beautiful greenhouse space loaned to them by DePaul University and sell the plants to raise funds for the garden. They serve a wonderful community of gardeners in Rogers Park on the north side of Chicago.

Last year I made a fun little adaptable logo set for them and created some flyers and other materials for their plant sale. I have followed that up with another set of promotional materials for this year’s sale, this time featuring really cute and colorful vegetable illustrations I found on creativemarket in Moonery’s shop.

I created some flyers to post up in the neighborhood, both in color and ink-saving black-and-white as well as paper-saving half-letter sized flyers. I added a few social media image to use on Instagram and Facebook so they can get the word out. It’s a worthy cause and a fun project to volunteer on!

Regrow Vegetables Clip Art, Set 2

New in my TPT shop, Regrowing Vegetables Clip Art, Set 2! A companion to my previous set, this collection includes more garden plants you can regrow from kitchen scraps.

The set features carrots, celery, lemongrass, turnips, ginger, and an onion all growing in ordinary dishes and things you probably have in your kitchen. A nice addition to your clip library for Earth Day, DIY, and gardening-themed resources.

All the items are in scale with the clips from Regrowing Vegetables, Set 1, so you can mix and match as you need. And all of my Mockup-Style clips are on the same perspective plane so you can use them to make little scenes. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

Make Some Summer Camp Resources

Summer is on its way! Use these fun summer camp clip art sets to brighten up your camping themed resources.

The sets feature camp activities as well as some critters you might see when you are out in nature.

Available in my TPT shop [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets].

Gardening with Kids

Want some nifty ideas for gardening with kids? Check out my pinterest board! I’ve looked for real-world, practical ideas for kids to make your garden a fun space!

Something that’s pretty important to me on my pins: I check all the links and read all the books, I don’t just repin without viewing the source.

Puff Pastry Sheets Clip Art

This week’s clip art set is a special request custom order for puff pastry sheets, a hard-to-find clip art subject but such a fun and easy project to bake with kids!

All the items are in scale with the clips from Baking Clip Art, Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3 so you can mix and match as you need. And all of my Mockup-Style clips are on the same perspective plane so you can use them to make little scenes. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

Baking Clip Art, Set 4

I finished up the fourth set of Baking clip art for my “cooking with kids” life skills category! Baking Clip Art, Set 4 includes some handy ingredients for baking cookies, like brown sugar, oatmeal, and chocolate chips to add some sweet goodness to your resources.

All the items are in scale with the clips from Baking Clip Art, Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3 so you can mix and match as you need. And all of my Mockup-Style clips are on the same perspective plane so you can use them to make little scenes. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

 

Time for gardening clip art

Have your students been planting seedlings for the school garden? Get them excited for the harvest with some cheerful garden vegetables clip art to use in your resources!

Most of the basics are covered in these sets, including staples from the Southern garden! [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

Baking Clip Art, Set 3

A new set of “cooking with kids” themed clip art is now available in my TPT shop, Baking Clip Art, Set 3. This time, the set includes a few leavening ingredients to get some science in your cooking.

All the items are in scale with the clips from Baking Clip Art, Set 1 and Set 2 so you can mix and match as you need. And all of my Mockup-Style clips are on the same perspective plane so you can use them to make little scenes. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]