The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors

The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors

by Joe Rhatigan
     
 

“This readable guide is packed with detail about how to have fun exploring the natural world, from the backyard to the seashore to the forest to national parks...Attractive, browsable design, with color photos on thick paper...This is a must for middle-school environmentalists and outdoor adventures.”—Booklist.
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“This readable guide is packed with detail about how to have fun exploring the natural world, from the backyard to the seashore to the forest to national parks...Attractive, browsable design, with color photos on thick paper...This is a must for middle-school environmentalists and outdoor adventures.”—Booklist.

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Publishers Weekly
The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors by Joe Rhatigan, suggests a variety of ways to commune with nature. Pointers help youngsters choose the best campsite, cite animal trails and discover the differences between butterflies and moths. Hands-on activities include making a homemade backpack, doing animal calls with a blade of grass and a rubber band and recording night sounds. Photographs capture plants and animals in the wild and also help to illustrate the activities. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This upbeat, eye-catching book will lure children into studying nature while having fun. Chapters on hiking, camping, plants and animals both large and small, shorelines, and exploring the world at night are filled with activities that could easily be enjoyed by youngsters on their own or prove useful to scout leaders, camp counselors, or parents. The projects include making a backpack out of jeans, building a tent out of tarps and a rope, observing wildlife through a camouflaged blind, creating collecting nets for insects, measuring the velocity of a creek, and preparing a plant-life journal. Beginning with lists of necessary items, the activities are presented in easy-to-follow steps. Colorful, crystal-clear photographs of young people decked out in the suggested gear and enjoying themselves outdoors enhance the text. Black-and-white sketches clarify topics such as how to tie knots and the differences between various bird beaks. The writing is conversational and engaging, and unexpected snippets of humor pop up throughout the text. The author reminds youngsters to collect, observe, and then return animals to their natural homes as well as to leave campsites and hiking trails the way they were found. This is a great beginning book for exploring the world outside. Complementary works include Henry W. Art and Michael W. Robbins's Woods Walk (Storey, 2003) and John Brown's Journey into the Desert (Oxford, 2003).-Pam Spencer Holley, Young Adult Literature Specialist, Assawoman, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781579903732
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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