Batty Take 2

Today was another Batty day at the Pet Alliance!  (formerly the SPCA) Link to additional resources here It was such a satisfying morning. Something about the location makes us so relaxed.  Perhaps it has something to do with all the trees. The location feels more secluded and removed from the hub-bub (even though it’s along a […]

Prep for butterflies

Next week we do another Batty for Boomerangs class in Sanford. It’s a smaller venue, with around 15 kids so our recycled clothespin batties will likely finish right on time. It has been a really busy week for our family, so I’m super exited that that we are ready to go…..   Our late July classes for […]

Bats and boomerangs

We are just a day away from our 2nd group of pollinator presentations this season. The SPCA summer camp is an interesting venue, the kids range from 3rd – 8th grade depending on the week and they are there to learn about animals.   What a perfect place to talk about pollinators and unsung heros […]

Nope – Not a hiatus

I know, you’re right,  these pages have been electronically silent. No dings or strumming guitars telling you there is a new post within SPiCE’s hot slice of cyber space. The fact is I’ve been in full on creative mode.  Well mostly – life has had it’s share of getting in the way – but even then […]

Intro to Bio-char at Morningstar Fisherman

SPiCEY Hubby gave an introductory workshop on Bio-char at an aquaponics facility this week. He was delighted to speak with such inquisitive folks about the benefits, misconceptions and possible applications of this massive topic. http://prezi.com/k6fp1afzc1i3/biochar-an-introduction/ A big thanks to SPiCEY Son, who designed the Prezi. His efforts were instrumental in hubby sharing in a more […]

Garden schooling

Today was a banner day. It was one you mark on a calendar as perfect – or even think, wow I hit that out of the park! Hubby and I started S.P.i.C.E. and homeschooling because we wanted to be able to provide unique – hands on experiences – impacting families for a lifetime. By accidental […]

Heritage card garden reveal

Hi ya all – Wishing you a special 2013 Holiday season!                                         We made the picture below as part of a Holiday card for our home school community “Heritage card swap”. Or biggest traditions center around sharing our love for gardening – especially during this season.               […]

A Keystone what? That isn’t important to me …..

Actually Keystone species ARE quite important to all of us. The beaver is one of the most interesting to me. I heard a very funny story yesterday ……… The gist is that a property owner was sent a complaint by his local governmental body indicating many negative effects after the dam broke loose on his […]

Deep Sea exploration 2

A friend of ours sent us a link about a cool looking project that you can follow. It began in July and goes for 36days (through August 17th). It’s a deep sea exploration by NOAA mapping canyons in the North East US. I missed today’s live feed, but I found this awesome education tool that […]