TreePhilly: FREE trees for Philadelphia residents {LOCAL}

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Tree Philly logo

TreePhilly is a new program just launched by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. They’re offering FREE tree to Philadelphia residents. Residents can request one tree per address, to be planted on their private land. Pickup days will occur during the week of April 22nd to 28th. This program is for private yard trees only (front, back, and side yards). If you are interested in a street tree or want to find out more about the Yard Tree Program, including tree species and {Read full article}

Linvilla Orchards: FORE! Mini Golf and Christmas Tree Maze {review}

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Things to do in Philadelphia

We were invited to visit Linvilla Orchards last week to check out some of the new winter fun that they offer for families – namely Fore! the Planet mini golf and the Christmas Tree maze. Linvilla is one of our favorite places to visit – its annual Pumpkinland has always been our spot to grab a fall family photo (and a pumpkin or two!) and we love to take the kids over to feed the animals and play on the {Read full article}

Big Miracle: Exploring the History Behind the Movie with Articles & Activities

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Big Miracle history

I recently saw Big Miracle in theaters. Not only do I plan to take my son to see it, but I want to maximize his understanding of the movie and use it as a jumping-off point for learning a little bit of the history behind this true tale of working together. Learning the history behind the Barrow, Alaska whale rescue: Photo gallery and article from Anchorage Daily News – photo credit Interview with NOAA marine mammal biologist who helped with {Read full article}

Doodle 4 Google 2012 Contest – Enter to See Your Drawing on Google’s Homepage!

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Google logo Teachers Day

Sometimes I’m amazed at the creativity that Google shows in their frequent logo changes. They have such a simple page, but boy, do they take advantage of showing off that logo in very inventive ways! So how cool would it be to for your kid’s design to show up on the Google homepage one day? You have to check out the Doodle 4 Google 2012 contest! Who is eligible? Open to all K-12 students in U.S. schools (including homeschoolers). Parents, {Read full article}