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Loose Parts Nature Play

Nov 3, 2020

Special episode for the Environmental Education Association of Indiana’s Vision 2020 virtual conference!

Listen to a special guest, Indiana Master Naturalist, Jim Carpenter, read his nature poetry. I was mesmerized! Hope it brings you back to dipping your toes in the water too! 


Aug 19, 2020

Simple Machines Outdoors Podcast:


Rube Goldberg Machines Podcast Episode:


Ramp Investigations Podcast:

Jul 23, 2020

  1. Note the children’s interest.
  2. Have children show/explain the interest.
  3. Facilitate brainstorming for extension or IRL options.
  4. Group/categorize ideas.
  5. Make the ideas visual.
  6. Do it! PLAY!
  7. Celebrate and document!


Go Wild! 101 Things to Do Before you Grow Up


Loose Parts Play Facebook Page

Jul 10, 2020

Find items mentioned at:


Grab and go sets/STEM Bins


Individual sized containers

--small tackle boxes

--clear pencil boxes (back to school time)

--mesh bags

--individual plastic bags

--canvas bags when not under COVID issues


Fill the bins

--Break down...