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

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Ever since Richard Louv diagnosed nature-deficit disorder in his classic book Last Child in the Woods, parents and teachers have been looking for more ways to connect children with the outdoors. Nationally recognized naturalist and artist Clare Walker Leslie has been igniting kids curiosity about nature for more than 30 years. Her unique approach combines directed observational activities with journaling and field-note prompts that are designed to nurture the next generation of nature lovers and environmentalists.

The Nature Connection is an interactive workbook chockfull of creative exercises for kids ages 8 to 13. Leslie begins simply by encouraging children to look out the window and record what they observe: What color is the sky? What shapes are the clouds? Are there any birds? What kind? Are there signs of what season it is?

Once outdoors, kids are prompted to record the sounds they hear, the ground plants they see, the direction of the wind, the shape and direction of their own shadows, and how each of these change from day to day, season to season.

The Nature Connection offers dozens of fun things to do during every season: write a poem; make a sketch; tell a story; record the daily sunrise and sunset times for the next month; draw a local map and mark the spots where trees, rocks, animals, and other nature sights reside (and identify each one); keep a moon journal; learn the constellations; or collect leaves and bring them home to sketch and identify.

Sure to engage the whole family in outdoor fun and year-round nature activities, The Nature Connection will also stand as a permanent record of a child's unique sightings and experience with nature.

Synopsis:

Nationally recognized naturalist and artist Leslie presents an interactive workbook chockfull of creative exercises for kids ages 8 to 13. "My Eco-Log" offers dozens of fun things to do during every season: write a poem; make a sketch; tell a story; and more.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Clare Walker Leslie is a nationally known wildlife artist, naturalist, and educator. She conducts workshops and classes at various educational institutions such as Williams College and Massachusetts College of Art. She has written six books including Nature Drawing and The Art of Field Sketching. Clare lives in Vermont and Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603425315
Subtitle:
An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
Author:
Leslie, Clare Walker
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Activity Books - General
Subject:
Science & Nature - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Science & Technology - Experiments & Projects
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Nature / General (see also headings under Animals)
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20100721
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.16x7.24x.89 in. 1.40 lbs.
Age Level:
08-13

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Product details 304 pages Storey Publishing - English 9781603425315 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nationally recognized naturalist and artist Leslie presents an interactive workbook chockfull of creative exercises for kids ages 8 to 13. "My Eco-Log" offers dozens of fun things to do during every season: write a poem; make a sketch; tell a story; and more.
"Synopsis" by , 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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