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During these difficult times, it can be challenging to entertain and engage your kids while they’re stuck inside. Here are a few ideas for fun, educational online activities for kids who have to stay indoors due to coronavirus.

Drawing and Craft Projects

Whether your kids have natural artistic ability or not, there are plenty of online drawing lessons that will let them get started or explore their abilities further than they already have. Just make sure to have plenty of paper and pencils on hand so they can draw to their heart’s content. Online lessons are especially good because there’s no time limit for your kids to complete them.

Music Lessons

While this one may be a l...

April 11, 2020

The old timers say that when the oak leaves are the size of a mouse’ ear, then that’s the time to look for morels. The last two days showered us with exciting morel abundance here in Central New Jersey.

Morels are excellent camouflagers, and for that reason, are known for their mysterious elusiveness. Enticing kids to participate in the mushroom hunt turned out to be a great idea. Not only did they have tons of fun, but being lower to the ground, their spotting skills were unquestionably superior to those of adults. In the process of our seek and find, we noticed that the mushrooms like the companionship of elm trees, trout lilies and skunk cabbage, and seem to prefer we...

April 1, 2020

Capturing and using the renewable energy has been a challenge for many years. Advancements of the last decade have propelled the renewable energy industry to become a major market player. As we improve one of the components we are often pulled back by the need to advance one or more components they interact with. So it is important to look at a complete system when evaluating its advance, safely and usability.

One of the main aspects of the renewable energy is an ability to generate electricity. It can be done by harnessing the sun’s energy, by converting the forces of wind and water, and even fire. The solar panels and wind/water generators are getting more efficient,...

Yesterday marked Antinanco Earth Arts School’s 5th Anniversary!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph A. Resch as Managing Director, and the election of three new members to the Antinanco Earth Arts School Board of Directors and Advisory Board. New board members include Delwin Fiddler Jr., Jeff Inti Keim and Bill Pfeiffer. We also welcome our new staff members, Akinyele Karade and Maria Ragonese. Please visit About Us to get to know us better, and reach out to say hello. We love connecting with all of you, that is what our work is all about.

2019 was a big year for us. The year was filled with environmental projects, tree planting, children programs, intern...

February 29, 2020

With the rise of video games, social media, and streaming television, it’s harder than ever to get kids outdoors. However, this excess screen time and limited outdoor play come with serious consequences. Nature-Deficit Disorder is on the rise and causes issues ranging from anxiety and depression to obesity and muscle imbalances. Here are some ways the whole family can get the heavy dose of nature they need to live their best lives:

Understanding Nature-Deficit Disorder

No More "Nature-Deficit Disorder"
Study: Kids Who Spend Time in Nature Become Happier Adults

12 Reasons Why Your Kids Need Playground Play

At The Park

50 Fun Things to Do Outside With Kids as a Family

Hiking wi...

“All good things are wild and free.” -Henry David Thoreau.

I want to go to this retreat because it is a way for me to escape from my day to day reality. My schedule is crazy with dance, school, and different after school clubs. Going to the Rue Farm calms me down and keeps me centered. I feel at peace with myself and one with nature. Every morning when we meditate, I remember how simple life should be and how simple it is at that very moment. I love the smell of damp, cool air in the mornings as the smell of burning sage lingers throughout the farmhouse. Going for walks down to the pool with new friends after breakfast, and sliding down the side of the hammock everyday w...

November 5, 2019

Wars start every single day, just from differences in religion, culture, or ethnicity. Conflicts, disputes, and even wars can grow from disliking other cultures and religions. Most people know me as just a fun, caring person, and I purposely do not  get involved with politics and such. However, with all of the drama and such going around, it’s very hard to ignore it. Everywhere I go on social media, whether it’s Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, or even just Google, articles and news reports are everywhere about conflicts and our nation’s government. I personally do have an opinion on all of these politics, but I hate to share it and to argue with people about it. 

Over...

June 30, 2019

          I think certain skills are completely necessary: survival, courage, compassion, creativity, and bravery. The best way to learn is through practice.  I believe these are necessary skills to have throughout life, to have the fullest potential of your life. It is important to be bold and unique and try new things and be yourself.

         I think you can learn these things by practice, patience and perseverance and most of all not to give up.  I learned these skills from my past experiences at the football, school, Anthony Robbins, Landmark programs, and Antinanco girls retreats.

         This past fall season, I le...

June 30, 2019

I believe there are some very important skills that everyone needs to have in order to navigate through their future and the society of tomorrow. 

  1. Good Communication Skills-I believe that communication skills are key in life and in learning to interact with others. We need to be able to express ourselves clearly and kindly in order to have good life experiences. Along with good communication is boundaries. 

In order to have healthy boundaries, we need to communicate what we are comfortable with and what is not for us. 

This is very important, to speak up for what we believe in and to express what is right.

  1. Collaboration- it is important for people to unde...

As you know, we’re in the year of 2019 and it’s no secret that our environment is changing rapidly. Over the past 100 years, we’ve seen the American Chestnut Tree gradually diminish. We could potentially see this tree go extinct within our lifetime! (That is if we don’t do anything about it, of course).

This Fall, we will be planting American Chestnut Trees in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Join us in making sure that this very vital tree doesn’t go extinct anytime soon. All volunteers are welcome to the Fall planting events which will also include educational presentations and information on how we can help plant trees and look after our environment. Adults and famil...

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