• Title: The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning
  • Author: Jacob Rodenburg Drew Monkman
  • ISBN: 9780865718029
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Big Book of Nature Activities A Year Round Guide to Outdoor Learning The average child can identify over one thousand corporate logos but only ten native plants or animals a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature Soaring levels of obesity high rat
    The average child can identify over one thousand corporate logos, but only ten native plants or animals a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature Soaring levels of obesity, high rates of ADHD, feelings of stress and social awkwardness, and Nature Deficit Disorder are further unintended consequences of a childhood spent primarily indoors.The Big Book oThe average child can identify over one thousand corporate logos, but only ten native plants or animals a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature Soaring levels of obesity, high rates of ADHD, feelings of stress and social awkwardness, and Nature Deficit Disorder are further unintended consequences of a childhood spent primarily indoors.The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate and connect with the natural world This rich, fully illustrated compendium features Nature based skills and activities such as species identification, photography, journaling, and the judicious use of digital technology Ideas, games, and activities grounded in what s happening in nature each season Core concepts that promote environmental literacy, such as climate change and the mechanisms and wonder of evolution, explained using a child friendly, engaging approach Lists of key species and happenings to observe throughout the year across most of North AmericaPerfect for families, educators, and youth leaders , The Big Book of Nature Activities is packed with crafts, stories, information and inspiration to make outdoor learning fun.Jacob Rodenburg is the Executive Director of the Camp Kawartha summer camp and outdoor education centre As well as publishing numerous articles on children, nature and the environment, he has worked in the field of outdoor education for twenty five years.Drew Monkman is an award winning environmental advocate, naturalist, and retired teacher In addition to his weekly nature column, Drew is the author of two season based nature guides, including Nature s Year.

    One Reply to “The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning”

    1. An excellent holistic nature adventure and education book. Whether you are new to nature exploration, a teacher, a parent, a young person, or a seasoned explorer, this book has something for you. It hits on the basics and further with introductions and tips and tricks to general exploration and then the seasonal activities -- which include information and considerations, so more than just go outside and play activities. Some activities are perfect for groups, some are for families or individuals [...]

    2. All children love nature! Our species is hard-wired to know that rolling in the grass, climbing trees, exploring wild places, observing the animals, and thrusting our hands into the soil of the garden makes us feel wonderful, alive and free. But the urbanization of the world continues to interfere with our awareness of nature, and children today are being denied a connection to the Earth as their primary source of healing, growth and magical inspiration. It is shocking to think that the average [...]

    3. What a great book! As a nature educator I love finding books written by Canadians and with Canadian content. This book is one that you may not read cover to cover right away but always have it on hand so that when you are looking for an idea it is right there! I really appreciate the way this book is laid out and organized. This book is easy to read and understand, the pictures and drawings included are fabulous and make it a really special book to look through. I first met Drew and Jacob in the [...]

    4. I did not read this book from cover to cover because it is not that type of book. I read enough to realize that I want to own a copy and that's alot of praise coming from me an outdoor educator for 20 plus years. It's a beautiful book that allows you to explore the season through activities, stories, poetry and such. A mus have for all families that enjoy nature.

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