Wellness and Sustainability Council » Spring 2021 - Sustainability Newsletter

Spring 2021 - Sustainability Newsletter

Rachel Carson wrote in A Sense of Wonder, “A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.” Does this resonate with you? Have you lost your wonder for the natural world? If so, spring is the perfect time to slow down, step outside, and take in the wonders of nature.

Person holding a frog in their hands.

In this edition of the Wellness & Sustainability Council newsletter, we want to encourage you to explore our beautiful town during the season of renewal and rebirth. Signs of spring are all around us. Flowers are poking through the soil. Birds are singing songs. Frogs are calling. Buds are bursting open on trees. On Brainard lake, ducks, herons, and if you are lucky, a beaver or otter can be seen.

 

Get outside and see what you can find! To guide you in your spring adventure, consider printing our spring scavenger hunt and setting out to unearth the wonders of nature within Cranbury. For those rainy spring days, we also created a spring word search.

 

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder…he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in” (Carson, 1956). Spring is perfect time to delight in wonders of nature. Explore nature with your child. Arouse your emotions, use all your senses, and remember again the awe you once had for the natural world.

 

Mother and children looking under a magnifying glass at a bug.