“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
— Albert Einstein
“How watchful we must be to keep the crystal well that we were made, clear.”
— Henry David Thoreau
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
— John Muir
“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement”
— Rachel Carson
“To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.”
Our Mission is to celebrate and illuminate the wonder and beauty of nature and help foster a deep and intimate bond with the natural world, especially nature “near at hand.” It is our belief that an informed, reverent, and nourishing sense of connection is good for the earth and all its creatures, including humankind.
Central to our effort is the creation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding library of artful nature videos covering a wide range of natural history subjects … light-hearted yet educational video-and-sound celebrations suitable for online viewing by nature enthusiasts of all ages (our videos are downloadable and teachers are encouraged to integrate them into their own presentations).
To supplement our online sharing, we are engaging locally through multimedia presentations and immersive outdoor workshops, thereby nurturing a strong community connection while at the same time providing a real-world proving-ground for our approach to learning about and celebrating the natural world.