Synopses & Reviews
Brooklyn Botanic Gardenand#151;home of the oldest continuously operating childrenand#8217;s garden in North Americaand#151;offers a groundbreaking handbook that helps parents, teachers, and community gardeners introduce the pleasures of gardening to kids. In addition to learning the basicsand#151;including how to grow common plants from seedand#151;young gardeners will be encouraged to discover natureand#8217;s cycles, become ecologically aware, and follow their inborn curiosity as they explore. It doesnand#8217;t matter whether kids have access to a large green yard or only to a windowsill planter: here are scores of fun projects that can awaken their sense of wonder about the natural world while nourishing cognitive functioning and self-confidence. Youngsters will love building a root-view garden from a milk container, making chlorophyll prints, constructing a hummingbird feeder, and more.
andquot;[An] appealing, textbookandndash;style introduction to nature . . . The sections are subdivided by habitat (ponds, meadows, beaches, lakes), and thereand#39;s also an emphasis on ways to explore plant and wildlife in urban areas. The author covers a wide variety of topics . . . and#39;Nature Activities,and#39; such as and#39;Make Your Own Bug Sprayand#39; and and#39;Build a Boat That Stays Afloatand#39; using only materials readers can find at their feet, make learning fun. . . . Illustrations vary from full-page scenes of different habitats . . . to smaller photographs and drawings of nature items . . . The lessons and activities here will motivate many readers to explore further.andquot; andmdash;School Library Journal
Brooklyn Botanic Gardenand#151;home of the oldest continuously operating childrenand#8217;s garden in North Americaand#151;offers a groundbreaking handbook that helps parents, teachers, and community gardeners introduce kids to the pleasures of gardening. In addition to growing common plants from seed,and#160;children will become more aware of natureand#8217;s cycles and earth's ecology, and enjoyand#160;a variety of fun projects.and#160;and#160;
This gorgeously illustrated guide will inspire kids to look closely at the world around them! Created by the experts at the renowned Brooklyn Botanic Garden, it teaches children how to observe environments as a naturalist does and leads them on 24 adventures that reveal the complex ecosystems of plants and animals in the woods, at the beach, and in a city park.
About the Author
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an internationally esteemed leader in environmental education for children of all ages. Since 1913, the Gardenand#39;s Education staff have designed and led inquiry-based programs for youth. In 2006, the Education team created BBGand#39;s first childrenand#39;s book, Gardening with Children, which has now been reprinted three times.