A Day in the Salt Marsh

A Day in the Salt Marsh


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ISBN-13: 9780976882350
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2007
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Kurtz (A Day on the Mountain, Fall 2010, and A Day in the Salt Marsh) has loved books and nature since he was a kid growing up in upstate New York. He holds degrees in English literature and elementary education and started his professional career working in a marine biology laboratory. For the past decade, Kevin has combined all of these experiences by working as an environmental educator and curriculum writer for organizations such as the South Carolina Aquarium, the Center for Birds of Prey, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and the South Carolina Marine Educators Association. He has written and edited the South Carolina Aquarium's award-winning K-8 curriculum, as well as curriculum activities for NOAA, the College of Charleston's COASTeam project, and the Center for Birds of Prey.Kevin is currently the Education Director of the Science Factory Children's Museum in Eugene, Oregon.

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Day in the Salt Marsh 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
rheasly on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book is full of information about salt marshes and the many adaptations animals and plants have developed to thrive in their environment. While not particularly exciting or emotional, this book would be a great way to introduce a unit about or field trip to salt marshes. The illustrations show a lot of different perspectives and are wonderfully detailed. This book is probably best as a research tool. Ages 10 and up.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Why are salt marshes important? This question is posed on one of the activity pages. This beautiful books answers just that query. A salt marsh can stretch for miles with a seeming simplicity, yet this book points to the teeming symbiotic salt marsh life nearly hidden out of sight. A Day in the Salt Marsh takes the young reader hour by hour through the day, watching the changes as the tide goes in and out. Author Kevin Kurtz has compiled a vast array, in rhyme, of fascinating information about life in the salt marsh. Illustrator Consie Powell perfectly matches the text with her triads of illustrations of every foldout page. Each one shows a different aspect of the highlighted animal or plant, such as the dolphin close up, dolphins breaking water in the distance, and the above and below water life nearby! Each section of illustration flows into the other. The book will create in young readers who live inland from coasts and the Gulf a desire to visit them someday. In the meantime, a great unit can be formed with just the information presented here. A fascinating read for children 3 ¿ 7.