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Enrollment is open for Nature Explorers Summer Camps, 2018. Space is limited, and a refundable deposit of half of the registration fee secures your spot.   This will be an exciting and pivotal summer to be a part of Nature Explorers! It is the first year at our new location, and will be the fir

Enrollment is open for Nature Explorers Summer Camps, 2018. Space is limited, and a refundable deposit of half of the registration fee secures your spot. This will be an exciting and pivotal summer to be a part of Nature Explorers! It is the first year at our new location, and will be the fir

This summer, choose from five weeks of different themed camps! Each week will be four days, Tuesday through Friday. Tuesday's and Wednesday's will be at Grow Benzie and Thursday's and Friday's will be field days in the woods behind Hoot and Holler Farm in Frankfort. Make your o

This summer, in Benzie County, Michigan, choose from five weeks of themed nature camps!

Did you know that there are 334 species of marsupials in Australia? Or that there are 5 species of mammals that lay eggs? Find out more about rare mammals, massive birds, and deadly reptiles from the island continent down under. Amalia has been to Australia three times and li

Did you know that there are 334 species of marsupials in Australia? Or that there are 5 species of mammals that lay eggs? Find out

I have to admit, winter really isn't my season, and I have actively avoided it for most of my adult life. In a current attempt to embrace winter before I leave to teach in Florida for the rest of the semester, I am offering a series of educational programming on the subject. I find that I a

I have to admit, winter really isn't my season, and I have actively avoided it for most of my adult life. In a current attempt to embrace winter before I le

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Did you know that there are 334 species of marsupials in Australia? Or that there are 5 species of mammals that lay eggs? Find out

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Do you know that Komodo Dragons only live on a few small islands off the coast of Bali? Have you ever heard of the third eyed tuatara?

Tonight, November 22, 2016, at 7pm, I will be sharing my photos from Borneo in a free educational presentation at Grow Benzie (5885 Frankfort Highway, Benzonia, MI).     Borneo's Forest Battle: Palm Oil vs. the Rainforest     There are two islands in the world where orangu

Tonight, November at I will be sharing my photos from Borneo in a free educational presentation at Grow Benzie Frankfort Highway, Benzonia, MI). the Rainforest There are two islands in the world where orangu

Register for Nature Explorers classes at Grow Benzie by contacting amaliaceleste@gmail.com or 231-871-0276.      My environmental education organization, Nature Explorers International (NEI), has recently found an incredible community partnership at Grow Benzie. At my new office and classro

Nature Explorers at Grow Benzie

Register for Nature Explorers classes at Grow Benzie by contacting amaliaceleste@gmail.com or 231-871-0276.      My environmental education organization, Nature Explorers International (NEI), has recently found an incredible community partnership at Grow Benzie. At my new office and classro

Nature Explorers at Grow Benzie

Observations from the plane on my first trip to mainland Africa for this week’s Throwback Thursday (January, 2011)…      Vast plains of sand spread below the airplane window as the orange light of the setting sun illuminated sandy peaks and a winding river. The Sahara desert i

Observations from the plane on my first trip to mainland Africa for this week’s Throwback Thursday (January, Vast plains

After trekking for two days through a Thai bamboo jungle with a stomach bug, I arrived in a small Karen village. I was sick, muddy, sweaty, and exhausted. But the first thing that I did was find the children and, took out the bubbles, crayons, and paper that had traveled all that way i

After trekking for two days through a Thai bamboo jungle with a stomach bug, I arrived in a small Karen village. I was sick, muddy, sweaty, and ex

A thick blanket of clouds settles above rolling valleys of green and high peaks of blue. There is a wildness among the calm, a mystery behind the seen, a danger lurking beneath the beauty. The Northern Andes mountains of Colombia are home to incredibly unique animals and vibrant cultures that ha

A thick blanket of clouds settles above rolling valleys of green and high peaks of blue. There is a wildness among the calm, a mystery behind the seen, a da

February 11, 2011     Mud walls, cracked and dry are packed between vertically stacked sticks that reach about head high. I look over the wall to two similarly constructed classrooms. Children are crowded on benches, bare feet on dirt floors. Uniforms neatly tucked in, they sit obedient

February 2011 Mud walls, cracked and dry, are packed between vertically stacked sticks that reach about head high. I look over the wall to