We don’t use the guides that we have purchased in their entirety. As unschoolers, we typically piece together whatever we like and discard the rest. But what I have found out about Little Acorn Learning is that most of the activities offered are quite fun. In our September guide, for example, we learned all about squirrels and nuts—including how to make our own homemade nut butter. We did songs, fingerplays, field trips, drawings, and other adventures. These are not only the kinds of things that I want my child to learn, but also the kinds of things that she wants to learn in the first place—making it a win for all of us around.
“Fracking” is the process of injecting pressurized wastewater into bedrock and literally cracking the rocks, and then extracting the natural shale gas trapped within. Fracking has been highly politicized, and has become a regional environmental fight in the several areas in which it is being used, including Ohio. Although fracking was not supposed to cause seismic events, residents in Youngstown experienced nine quakes around a fracking injection site. In this case it was not from the fracking itself, but from the breaking up of subterranean sandstone to store the wastewater from the fracking. However, this wastewater leaked into a pre-existing fault-line, acting as a lubricant that helped the rock faces of the fault to slip, creating an earthquake.
According to the head of the U.S. oil industry, if our country were to loosen the reins on our policies, our country could become completely self-sufficient (with regards to oil consumption) within the next 15 years.
The head of the American Petroleum Institute, Jack Gerad, contacted congress to do away with any un-necessary energy policies. What is his reason for doing this? Some of these policies he is trying to eradicate would allow for more jobs and help to improve the economy. Some policies currently in place inhibit our nation’s energy supply and are a detriment to national security.
But before we make any decisions about Global Warming, let look at the facts. Facts that have been researched by scientists, not some self-proclaimed expert.
is taking a hard look at a syndrome that is estimated to effect one out of 10 American women stating, “if massage therapists knew how to recognize a potential case, what to suggest to affected clients and which modality to include in a session, the massage profession could make a big impact on this common condition.”
Women have always been an essential part of life in whatever decade they live in. They raise children, some fought for equal rights. Many women hold top positions in both business and politics. Still some women used their minds to create the things that we use today, the very things that changed the way we live from the life we could’ve lived.
I must confess that I do not throw away old socks. I pretty much don’t throw away anything, to tell you the truth. The apple and cheese platter I had for lunch? It’s sitting in my office, cleaned and ready to be used to hold paint. And every sock that has a hole in it goes into an orange box where it will ultimately be turned into a puppet, sooner or later.
But what if your hoarded—I mean reused!—refuge could be used for something more meaningful and important, such as studying a rare form of animal? Researchers at the UC Davis Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Program are using old socks to help attract and study the rare Pacific fisher weasel.