Wild Wisdom

Wild Wisdom

Green Renaissance

“If you spend a long time with any species in the wild, you are encountering the species as they truly are. I describe it as wild wisdom.” – Jenny Cullinan Jenny dedicates all of her time to studying and learning from bees in the wild. She believes that we need to fundamentally change how we interact with bees, from housing and feeding, to moving them from one area to another to pollinate our crops. Let’s let the wild bees show us how.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Spend a long time
  • In the wild
  • As they truly are
  • That allows for the understanding to be much much greater
  • That can only be aquired
  • I’m allergic to bee stings
  • Being afraid of bees
  • We spend up to 8 hours a day
  • 5 Days a week
  • They’re fascinating
  • It’s a mystery
  • Globally bee populations are crashing
  • It’s a huge concern
  • Many factors that contribute to that
  • To enhance our relationship with bees
  • Specific needs
  • One should understand what they do in the wild
  • Try to mimic that
  • How we house them
  • A synthetic material
  • The whole natural order starts to fragment
  • Traditional ways of keeping bees
  • Tree beekeeping
  • More habitats for bees
  • Planting enough forage for them
  • All year round
  • Free to be wild
  • Number one priority
  • Should not be moved around from area to area
  • That are genetically sound
  • Live and know the conditions of your area
  • Survive well
  • See what comes
  • Looking at Nature’s Genius
  • My dream would be
  • We have to free our thinking and our way of being
  • On so many levels
  • Our inner relationship with ourselves
  • Our outer relationship with the world
  • You’re a better person
  • For yourself and for others
Actually this is a school

Actually this is a school

Chunks of vocabulary to learn from video :

  • So good to see you this morning
  • Held completely outdoors
  • Indoor time
  • Lead teacher and founder
  • Nature school
  • No walls, no desks and no computers
  • Climbing barefoot is encouraged
  • Reading, writing and arithmetic
  • Acquiring knowledge
  • Great learning taking place with young children
  • Explore nature
  • Valuable principles
  • A preschool curriculum
  • Naturally at their own pace
  • A story to tell
  • Alarming trend
  • Less time playing outside
  • The connection to the natural world withers
  • Create a positive and intimate bond
  • The weather turns cold and rainy
  • No matter what the weather is
  • Appropriately dressed
  • They love going to school
  • The outdoor school idea is growing
  • An inherent benefit
  • Outdoor preschool
  • Get that energy out
  • The educational system
  • Building codes
  • Better behaviour and academic performance
  • Formal research
  • It’s not about the academics
  • Formal academic learning
  • At desks and in front of computers

Ever wondered how to plant a tree?

Ever wondered how to plant a tree?

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Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees

Planting a tree may seem like an easy thing to do. But we have learned in our ten years as a tree-planting search engine that many things can go wrong in the process of reforestation. That’s why we don’t take tree pledges lightly, which promise to plant billions, sometimes trillions of trees without specifying where, how or even to what ecological end. You need to be able to answer all of those questions to make sure that your trees will have a positive impact on nature and people, and indeed that they’ll survive in the first place.

#HowToPlantATree #WhyTrees #TreePledges

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • How to plant a tree
  • Source some seeds
  • Species native to your planting site
  • Plow a patch of healthy soil by hand
  • In a strait line
  • Don’t forget to give them some water
  • Wait patiently for the seeds to sprout
  • Can take up to a few weeks
  • The seedlings have germinated
  • A tube that will form the base of your baby tree
  • Poke a hole
  • Pop the seedlings inside
  • During that time
  • Weed and water
  • Keep it in the shade
  • Place the tree in direct sunlight
  • Tough conditions that face us ahead
  • Find a good spot
  • Plenty of space to grow
  • The roots to spread out
  • Organic material
  • Refill the hole
  • A dry climate
  • Plenty of water
  • Wish it the best of luck

Allow your senses to expand

Allow your senses to expand

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”- John Muir
Forest Bathing is a simple, yet powerful to way reconnect with who we are, in our natural setting. Find a place for yourself and settle into the present moment as we expand our senses and experience the natural world around all of us.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • I couldn’t agree more
  •  A very simple and powerful way to reconnect with who we are
  • Based on this crazy idea
  • Being in the woods is good for us
  • The practise of forest bathing is very simple
  • A focus on the present moment
  • Allow your senses to expand
  • Noticing the cool touch of the breeze
  • Birdsong
  • The wind moving through the leaves
  • The play of light through the canopy
  • Something that catches your eyes
  • Take an opportunity to stop
  • Like life unfolds when we are present
  • Naturally, organically and without control
  • The little treasures that we will find
  • Fully present in the moment
  • What you inhale is their exhalation
  • And in so doing
  • Allowing your journey take you where it will
  • Returning to where you started
  • A renewed sense of well being
  • Peace of mind
  • An appreciation for the life of  which you are a part

 

 

 

Dear Nature, we miss you

Dear Nature, we miss you

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Wandering in the woods
  • Airplanes flying in your skies
  • Isn’t all this silence strange?
  • Take this time to breathe
  • To bloom, to conquer your space
  • We promise we’ll treat you better than we ever did before
  • We truly understand how much you really mean to us

 

 

 

Cherish the little things that are magical out there

Cherish the little things that are magical out there

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
  • For me and my mom
  • The choices she made
  • She has taught me to love nature
  • Cherish all the little things that are magical out there
  • Eyes wide open
  • Deep breaths
  • An open heart
  • Rustling leaves
  • Calms my frantic thoughts
  • Make shift fishing rod
  • The circle of life
  • Everything on this planet flows in cycles
  • Create something new in its place
  • Feel this connection deeply and profoundly
  • Full of life and beauty
  • Try as we might we will never create like nature does
  • Both are vital to my creativity
  • What passions have your parents instilled in you?
  • Every other Monday

 

Some of the ice is over 100,000 years old

Some of the ice is over 100,000 years old

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Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. Dive in to her photo slideshow, “The Last Iceberg.”

Visit Camille Seaman HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  •  humans are not separate from nature
  • everything is interconnected
  • I was in awe
  •  I could only help but wonder that this was one snowflake on top of another snowflake, year after year
  • they have a distinct way of interacting with their environment
  • hold on to the bitter end
  • crumble in a fit of dramatic passion
  • but the reality is far from it
  •  it is not an end, but a continuation of their path through the cycle of life
  •  some of the ice is over 100,000 years old
  • Qeqetarsuaq  Greenland
  • It’s a very rare occasion that you get to actually witness an iceberg rolling. So here it is
  • pay attention to the shape of the iceberg
  • this video is real time

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Open your eyes back to nature

Open your eyes back to nature

[The Great Big Story]

Culinary Artist, James Gop, has dedicated his life to embracing local foods, open fires and the vast beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. Mother Nature, to Gop, is a giant grocery store full of endless possibility. To celebrate the chef’s refreshing take on what it means to be an artist/explorer/chef in today’s world, Coors Light is enabling James’ next masterpiece: a sumptuous feast that showcases his top dishes, using hand-picked ingredients from the surrounding flora and fauna.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • Walk around in the woods
  • Curious nature
  • Culinary artist
  • More often than not
  • Later this week
  • Building a menu
  • Native species
  • The growing seasons are short
  • He never stops
  • It’s very inspiring
  • Continue to be better
  • My artistic expression
  • A seventeen-hour day
  • Sauté them in a lot of butter and a lot of salt
  • Little red berries
  • To forever change your lives today
  • Being here, present
  • Weeds and grasses
  • An edible grocery store
  • Exposing them to something they’ve never seen
  • Foraged pine bark
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • Making time
  • Be part of this experience
  • Open your eyes back to nature
  • Giving us the opportunity to tell our story
What is the power of trees?

What is the power of trees?

New research shows that trees communicate with one another and share nutrients through their roots! They need each other. In urban areas, trees also help us with health, economic and social benefits. They are part of our culture. We need them. So, how can we return the favor?

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Great great great grandson
  • Run around in the woods
  • Make rope swings
  • Inland rain forest
  • We spent all of our summers in the bush
  • Trees in urban environments are essential
  • As equal partners
  • People recover more quickly from surgery in hospitals
  • The workplace
  • There is evidence of these benefits
  • Every trees was connected to every other tree
  • Everything was connected to everything else
  • We would bury then in the trees
  • They literally live in the trees
  • Trees can recognize their kin
  • The air is cleaner
  • Constant contact with trees
  • It comes down to economics
  • Kids are doing better in school
  • A more urbanized nation
  • The value of having nature in the city
  • The cycle of life
  • We are just a strand in this web
  • We don’t own the earth we are part of the earth
  • Maintain that connection