Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (and Carnivorous Plants)

As I mentioned in my last post, we had good opportunities to do some birding on our trip to Mississippi, and this is my eight-year-old's biggest interest. On our last day of vacation, we made a stop at the Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, and we were hoping to see these amazing birds at the … Continue reading Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (and Carnivorous Plants)

Project-based Homeschooling: Carnivorous Plants Update

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile may remember when my son was interested in carnivorous plants. It was a long project. We read about them, found them at botanical gardens (we have yet to see one in the wild), talked to experts about them, and my son wanted to grow them. … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Carnivorous Plants Update

Project-based Homeschooling: Steps I Took to Support My Son’s Interest in Carnivorous Plants

This is a very detailed account of the steps I took to support my son’s interest in carnivorous plants. There is much more to project-based homeschooling (PBH) than what I illustrate here, but I hope it gives you some ideas as you proceed to mentor your children. Since my son was young (7) when this … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Steps I Took to Support My Son’s Interest in Carnivorous Plants

Project-based Homeschooling: Carnivorous Plants

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on October 9, 2013. Last year my son acquired a fascination with carnivorous plants. He had been interested in them for a while, but then one day we saw a little Venus flytrap at Home Depot, and right then his interest exploded. He wanted to learn about them and … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Carnivorous Plants