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Mamas & Me In Nature

Mamas & Me in Nature invites mothers and their children to engage in the spiritual and healing powers of nature. We organize local nature excursions and offer monthly online curriculum and activities for at-home family participation. 

 

Past outings include Peggy Notebaert Children Museum and Butterfly Garden and Bug Event Garfield Park Conservatory, Camping in my Backyard Event, and Indiana Pumpkin Patch Festival. Check us out on social to see what participants have to say and to share your stories and photos of your family enjoying nature. 

Activities surrounding Mamas & Me In Nature are currently on hiatus. Sign up for our mailing list to learn when we reactivate!

Inspired Monthly Themes

Looking for eco-based activities to share with your little one? Take a look below to discover ideas for theme-based projects to enjoy throughout the month. 

Color

Flower

Yellow

Lilies

Activity

Start a kitchen herb garden with your kiddies.

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

- Rachel Carson

Fun Things To Do

Try bike rides, tree-hugging strolls, muddy puddle jumping, and spring picnics.

SoulCare SelfCare

  • What activities help your family rest?

  • What activities energize you all?

Book

Earth Mother

by Ellen Jackson

Theme

Do to Our Hearts What You Do to Earth’s Flowers 

Recipe

Sweet spring fruit salad with in-season produce! 

 

INGREDIENTS 

  3 kiwi, peeled and sliced 

  2 navel oranges, peeled and cut into 1-inch sizes 

  2 cups strawberries, cut in halves 

  2 green apples, cut into small cubes 

  2 tbsp honey 

  1 tbsp lemon juice 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Combine all fruit in a large bowl. 

  2. Dress with honey and lemon juice. 

 

Enjoy! 

Color

Flower

Yellow

Lilies

Activity

Start a kitchen herb garden with your kiddies.

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

- Rachel Carson

Fun Things To Do

Try bike rides, tree-hugging strolls, muddy puddle jumping, and spring picnics.

SoulCare SelfCare

  • What activities help your family rest?

  • What activities energize you all?

Book

Earth Mother

by Ellen Jackson

Month 1

Do to Our Hearts What You Do to Earth’s Flowers 

Recipe

Sweet spring fruit salad with in-season produce! 

 

INGREDIENTS 

  3 kiwi, peeled and sliced 

  2 navel oranges, peeled and cut into 1-inch sizes 

  2 cups strawberries, cut in halves 

  2 green apples, cut into small cubes 

  2 tbsp honey 

  1 tbsp lemon juice 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Combine all fruit in a large bowl. 

  2. Dress with honey and lemon juice. 

 

Enjoy! 

Other SoulCare SelfCare Programs

Three Pillars Strong

We’ve designed culturally relevant programs around our foundational pillars: Leadership, SoulCare SelfCare, and Advocacy. Each program allows for and encourages education through spending time in nature, story sharing, and creating experiences that restore, renew, and reconnect us with our ancestry and spiritual wellbeing.

Find out more about the programs aligned with each Pillar and how to get involved.

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