Wild Hearted Kids during April Vacation

We are thrilled to bring back a recently beloved program, Wild Hearted Boys, and introduce a soon-to-be-beloved parallel program of Wild Hearted Girls! There is a new structural twist for the spring session in that it is an… Read More

Biking In The Quabbin!

I have spent many a day wandering on and off trail in the Quabbin Reservoir over the last 30 years. I recently, and happily,  found out that certain sections of the Quabbin can be explored by bicycle! It… Read More

Five (More) Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do

In another inspiring TED talk, Gever Tulley continues his exploration of risk and safety as they relate to children. Does the media fuel an illusion that our children are in danger? How does reality compare to our fears?… Read More

The Importance of Self-Care

“Self-care is a touchy subject. That’s because our society largely views self-care as selfish, slothful and overly indulgent…Yet, it’s anything but. Taking good care of yourself not only makes your life more fulfilling and contributes to your well-being, but… Read More

Was a 9-Foot-Long Shark Eaten Off of Australia?

An 11yo incident off the coast of Australia has recently come to light, and it’s a fascinating one. Four months after ‘shark alpha’ was tagged with a radio tracker, its unit washed up on shore only miles from… Read More

Reflections on Integrity

Recently I’ve found myself reflecting on the notion of integrity. Sounds simple enough, right? That’s what I thought. With each unique person and mind comes the possibility of interpreting even the most basic of things differently than the… Read More

Moving ‘Natural Capital’ from Metaphor to Reality

For better or worse, nature and ecosystems have been discussed in the ongoing dialogue/debate about the environment and anthropogenic climate change in economic terms. A new article by Eli Fenichel and Joshua Abbott explores this topic with more nuance than… Read More

10 Leadership Lessons from Super Heroes (and Super Villains)

More on the fun side of things, this post’s for you, Ben (our assistant director and resident super hero fanatic)! “Because good leadership is a super power, I bring you lessons in leadership, gleaned from our finest super… Read More

California City Rejects Anti-Bullying Ordinance

“In a surprise, the City Council of Carson, California, rejected an ordinance aimed at making the Los Angeles suburb the nation’s first zero-tolerance place for bullies. The measure would have been the nation’s toughest piece of anti-bullying legislation,… Read More

Bullying: Are we becoming desensitized?

What constitutes bullying? It’s a valid question for all who are in some way responsible for the well-being of children. And, while it’s a certainty that bullying is an issue, is it possible that the natural conflict that… Read More