Getting Kids Out Into Nature

Articles I’ve Published

See my writing on other websites and blogs, and find me in print!

“What Makes A ‘Maker’: Talking to UW Scientist Bronwyn Bevan” Online, ParentMap, October 2016. https://www.parentmap.com/article/bronwyn-bevan-stem-education-washington.

“Outdoor Safety Tips for Hiking With Kids from a Search and Rescue Expert.” Online, ParentMap, August 2016. https://www.parentmap.com/article/keeping-kids-safe-outdoors-top-tips.

“Bellingham: Your Last-Minute Summer Escape” in print, August 2016, and on the ParentMap website. https://www.parentmap.com/article/bellingham-day-trip-family-tourist.

My review of the Museum of Flight’s new exhibit, Above and Beyond, on the ParentMap website: https://www.parentmap.com/article/new-exhibit-above-and-beyond-soars-at-museum-of-flight.

“Someone You Should Know: Dylan Tomine” in ParentMap, June 2016, Print and online. https://www.parentmap.com/article/someone-you-should-know-dylan-tomine

“Hunting Beauty” in AdventuresNW Magazine (Print and Online) Spring 2016. http://www.adventuresnw.com/hunting-beauty/.

“Into the Urban Wild: 10 Seattle-Area Nature Centers and Gardens to Explore for Spring”, an update on the ParentMap site on a previous article. February 2016. https://www.parentmap.com/article/seattle-area-nature-centers-and-gardens-to-explore-with-kids

“Finding Clarity: Spotting Vision Problems in Kids with Special Needs” online and print on ParentMap. October 2015.  https://www.parentmap.com/article/finding-clarity-spotting-vision-problems-in-kids-with-special-needs

“Scary, But Not Too Scary: An 8-Year-Old’s Halloween Shift” online for ParentMap. October 2014. https://www.parentmap.com/article/not-too-scary-an-8-year-old-girls-halloween-shift

“Take Us Away! Restful Fall Retreats for Kids and Families in Washington State.” ParentMap website. September 2014. https://www.parentmap.com/article/restful-retreats-for-kids-and-families-in-washington-state

“Wild About Wolves: Where to See Washington’s Most Fascinating Predators” for ParentMap online. July 2014. https://www.parentmap.com/article/wild-about-wolves

“Chasing Silence” in Adventures NW Magazine (print and online), Spring, 2014.  http://www.adventuresnw.com/chasing-silence/

“Fast One: Cheetahs at the Woodland Park Zoo” review for ParentMap. May 2014. https://www.parentmap.com/article/cheetahs-at-the-woodland-park-zoo

“Get Out! 8 Programs to Connect Seattle Kids to Nature.” ParentMap online, February 2014. https://www.parentmap.com/article/get-out-7-programs-to-connect-kids-to-nature-in-greater-seattle-this-fall-and-winter

“Play Date: Erin McKittrick, Mother, Adventurer and Author of ‘Small Feet, Big Land’. October 2013. Interview on ParentMaphttps://www.parentmap.com/article/play-date-erin-mckittrick-mother-adventurer-and-author-of-small-feet-big-land

ParentMap featured me in an article about local nature bloggers: http://www.parentmap.com/article/bloggers-who-will-inspire-your-outdoor-adventures?page=3

Owls, Bats and Stars: Night Adventures for Seattle Kids and Families. ParentMap website.  June 2013.  http://www.parentmap.com/article/owls-stars-and-bats-night-adventures-for-seattle-kids-and-families

“DIY Summer Camp: 6 Kinds of Camp to do at Home” on ParentMap website.  March 2013.  http://www.parentmap.com/article/diy-summer-camp-6-kinds-of-camp-to-do-at-home

“This I Resolved: Becoming a Hiking Family” on ParentMap website.  December 2012.  http://www.parentmap.com/blog/17305/this-i-resolved-becoming-a-hiking-family

“Get Outside Gifts: Kits for Mini Stargazers, Birders, Gardeners and More” article on ParentMap website.  December 2012.  http://www.parentmap.com/article/gift-guide-get-outside-and-explore-kits?page=1

“Trekking the Alaska Wilderness, Baby and Toddler in Tow” interview and preview of talk by Erin McKittrick and Hig Higman. November 2012. http://www.parentmap.com/blog/16185/trekking-the-alaska-wilderness-baby-and-toddler-in-tow

“Get Out! 7 Programs to Connect Kids to Nature in Greater Seattle this Fall and Winter” on the ParentMap website.  November 2012. http://www.parentmap.com/blog/15895/get-out-7-programs-to-connect-kids-to-nature-in-greater-seattle-this-fall-and-winter

“Rain, Rain, Hike Away: Fall Hiking Tips for Families” article on ParentMap website.  November 2012. http://www.parentmap.com/blog/15268/rain-rain-hike-away-fall-hiking-tips-for-families

ParentMap reposted my review of Paths II:  The Music of Trees.  October 2012. http://www.parentmap.com/blog/14728/a-parents-review-the-music-of-trees-at-washington-park-arboretum

ParentMap reposted my interview with Lorenzo and Michael Rohani:  October 2012.  http://www.parentmap.com/blog/14389/a-kids-guide-to-birding-interview-with-13-year-old-author-lorenzo-rohani

“Winging It: Puget Sound Bird Fest and Other Hot Spots for Fall Family Birding” article on ParentMap blog.  September, 2012. http://www.parentmap.com/blog/13631/winging-it-edmonds-birdfest-and-other-hot-spots-for-fall-family-birding

“The Moon and the Stars: Astronomy Fun For Kids” article in ParentMap blog, August, 2012.  http://www.parentmap.com/blog/13508/the-moon-and-the-stars-astronomy-fun-for-kids

ParentMap linked to Julie Zickefoose’s article on my blog: http://www.parentmap.com/article/asking-more-of-kids.  July, 2012

“Eight Summer Hikes to Help You Cool Off” article in ParentMap blog, July 2012: http://www.parentmap.com/article/8-summer-hikes-to-help-you-cool-off

 Moran State Park on Adventure Awaits, the State Parks blog, July 2012: http://adventureawaits.com/2012/07/hiker-mama-moran-state-park/

Nature Rocks Activity Guide on ParentMap blog, July 2012:  http://www.parentmap.com/blog/11951/summer-fun-tip-nature-rocks-activity-guide

“A Mom’s Review: Seattle Kids Tour” in ParentMap blog, June 2012.  http://www.parentmap.com/blog/11783/a-moms-review-seattle-kids-tour#

“A Mother and Daughter’s Hiking Quest: Q & A with Patricia Ellis Herr.” Online article for ParentMap, May 2012. https://www.parentmap.com/article/a-mother-and-daughters-hiking-quest-author-qa-with-patricia-ellis-herr

“7 Tips for Low-Tide Beachcombing With Kids in Seattle” online article for ParentMap. May, 2012.  http://www.parentmap.com/article/7-tips-for-low-tide-beachcombing-with-kids-in-seattle

 “11 Fun Ideas For Exploring Nature with Kids” in ParentMap Magazine online edition.  May, 2012.   http://www.parentmap.com/article/11-fun-ideas-for-exploring-nature-with-kids

 “7 Spring Hikes” in ParentMap Magazine online blog post, April 2012.  http://www.parentmap.com/article/7-kid-friendly-spring-hikes-in-the-seattle-area

“No Hiking Today” in AdventuresNW Magazine, Summer 2009. http://www.adventuresnw.com/no-hiking-today/ [Article has been archived, and link no longer works.]