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Our Waterfall Walk during the Voices from the Land Project Workshop Weekend in the Poconos.

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Performed by Moira at the  EIRC MTN Workshop 2008

This is a waiata (song) from New Zealand Aotearoa. It was written by Dr Hirini Melbourne for his daughter, who he hoped ‘would grow up to be a beautiful butterfly’.

Poi is a form of juggling or object manipulation with balls on ropes, held in the hands and swung in various circular patterns, comparable to club twirling. It originated with the Māori people of New Zealand (the word poi means "ball" in Maori.


Click for lyrics in English and Maori

Click here for instructions to make Poi in the classroom

 From the recent March 2008 Monarch Teacher Network trip to Mexico. Virgina teacher Netia Elam was interviewed by filmmaker Ed Waters. ( Inspiring!)

News footage from the Raritan Valley MTN workshop

Learning about the monarch butterly

A Mama Monarch lays an egg in the garden at the Bergen Community College Child Development Center.

The pupa dance! Submitted by Rozemarie .

Sharing Nature with Children..A powerful video from the World Forum Nature Action Collaborative for Young Children.

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