The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

by Clare Walker Leslie
     
 

Nature Detectives Wanted!
Step outside and look around! You'll notice many curious things you never knew were happening, no matter where you live. Full of fun ideas for what to look for and do every month of the year and with plenty of room to record what you find, The Nature Connection is your guide to exploring and discovering the wonders of the natural world

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Nature Detectives Wanted!
Step outside and look around! You'll notice many curious things you never knew were happening, no matter where you live. Full of fun ideas for what to look for and do every month of the year and with plenty of room to record what you find, The Nature Connection is your guide to exploring and discovering the wonders of the natural world all around you.

"In a time when most kids know more about the Amazon rain forest than their own backyards, Clare Walker Leslie's terrific new book will open a whole new world." — Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods

"What better way to go through the year than looking at and wondering about nature with your kids! A great activity book for budding naturalists." — Elizabeth Kolbert, author, Field Notes from a Catastrophe

"If I could choose one person to be my child's Rachel Carson-esque grandmother, then I'd choose Clare Walker Leslie. But if Clare wasn't available in person, then I'd want my grandchildren to have this book." — David Sobel, Director, Teacher Certification, Antioch University

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BookLoon Reviews
A practical, engaging and inexpensive guide that makes nature study fun and relevant to everyday existence, The Nature Connection is a book that will get the entire family involved in discovering all the exciting things taking place outside the house.
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A practical, engaging and inexpensive guide that makes nature study fun and relevant to everyday existence, The Nature Connection is a book that will get the entire family involved in discovering all the exciting things taking place outside the house.
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Written by a well known naturalist, author and educator, this neat all-in-one notebook encourages youngsters to be better observers of their natural surroundings and ultimately, predictors of the ever changing natural world. Designed to be one's own personal diary of observations, the book is divided into three parts. Part One, "How to Be a Naturalist" gets students started on observing and recording the world around them. Part Two, "Learning the Sky" does the same by observing the clouds, the weather, the sun and moon phases, the stars and nocturnal fauna. Part Three, "Exploring Nature" encourages observation of the month to month changes in the environment. Throughout, simple illustrations and forms for recording observations help to organize one's observations into a record of how nature works and gives a sense of accomplishment. A special note to parents and teachers on encouraging exploration, notes on safety outdoors, suggestions for use of journals in teaching, meeting curriculum standards, sources for further reading and an index are included at the end of the book. Children are naturally curious about the world around them and this book encourages that curiosity with a purpose. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603425315
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
07/21/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
106,389
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

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