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New book Snow Secrets
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This new fiction book is for children 8-12 years old.  Three main themes:Having children experience viscerally the wonder of being outdoorsSupporting girls in natureDealing with the different kind of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Parra Oct 18, 2011.

 

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Kathy Parra replied to Lynn Levine's discussion New book Snow Secrets
"Lynn, This looks wonderful! you and I seem to be sharing in the same in some/many ways!...Dolphin Smiles, Kathy www.kathyparra.com"
Oct 18, 2011
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I really enjoyed your winter activities! I teach animal tracking and can imagine adding some of your creative ideas to my work. Thank you. I have a list of tips for educators on my website heartwoodpress.com"
Dec 2, 2010
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Your feedback was wonderful to hear. Let's talk more by e-mail. You can contact me by e-mail forester.lynn@gmail.com. I would love to visit your school, so let's talk about details."
Oct 25, 2010
Lynn Levine replied to Lynn Levine's discussion New book Snow Secrets
"Dear Suz, Here is an article that just was printed http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_16424866"
Oct 25, 2010
Lynn Levine replied to Lynn Levine's discussion New book Snow Secrets
"Dear Suz, Was I successful in making the link to VPR http://www.vpr.net/news_detail/89087/"
Oct 25, 2010
Lynn Levine replied to Lynn Levine's discussion New book Snow Secrets
"Dear Suz, I wrote it, but the illustrations were drawn by Kristina Hickman in New Hampshire. I'm getting very good publicity. I've linked to Vermont Public Radio. If only I could get Richard Louv to review it would fly off the shelves. It…"
Oct 25, 2010
Suz Lipman replied to Lynn Levine's discussion New book Snow Secrets
"Hi Lynn! Thanks for letting us know about your book. Did you write and illustrate it? It looks beautiful and seems to incorporate wonderful messages as well. I wish you all success with it. Please keep us posted on any news or appearances."
Oct 25, 2010
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New book Snow Secrets

This new fiction book is for children 8-12 years old.  Three main themes:Having children experience viscerally the wonder of being outdoorsSupporting girls in natureDealing with the different kind of learning styles.  Sarah is school smart and Jasmine learns more from the outdoors than from skill.You can hear an interview with me on on Vermont Public Radiohttp://http://vpr.net/news_detail/89087/…See More
Oct 24, 2010
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I have just printed my new children's book Snow Secrets. I will be on Vermont Public Radio 89.5 FM at 12:30 and 7pm. It's about two girls who go animal tracking with an old woman tracker and learn the skills of tracking and about…"
Oct 22, 2010
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Juliet- I just loved the trail. Very inspiring to see and learn what kind of rocks you have where are. Last month in California I walked the Ecological Staircase Trail which steps you through geological time. You'd love it. Once again,…"
Aug 29, 2010
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Great ideas and I will follow up once I get the book up and running on amazon Deb- Fun isn't it to really look at scat. I love to teach children and adults how to track--I'm unofficially called the Scat Lady because of the my carefully…"
Aug 18, 2010
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Thanks for your suggestions - Deb- It will be printed this fall, so that is why you didn't find it. The book that amazon sells is Mammal Tracks and Scat:Life-Size Tracking guide which I am co-author."
Aug 18, 2010
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I was wondering if you knew of some way I could make available a chapter or two from Snow Secrets---a tracking mystery."
Aug 18, 2010
Lynn Levine commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Over and over again I've had the experience of children who do not necessarily do well in the classroom are excellent observers in nature. So, I've written a fiction children's book for 9-12 year olds about two girls who are different…"
Aug 17, 2010
Suz Lipman left a comment for Lynn Levine
"Hi Lynn! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. Scat Lady -- That's a wonderful title, and a new one on me! I hope you poke around and make yourself at home here. One group you may want to explore is the Natural Teachers Group. I…"
Jul 26, 2010

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Environmental Educator
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In addition to Snow Secrets, Lynn Levine has co-authored two books: Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size-Tracking Guide and Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide.
Lynn was born in Brooklyn and moved to Vermont in 1974. Four years later, having received her master’s degree in forestry from the University of Massachusetts, Lynn became the first female consulting forester in New England. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about protecting the integrity of the forest.
Lynn has inspired young people and adults to connect with the woods. She has taken thousands of people into the forest to share her love of nature, and to spur others to feel the same. She has found that teaching tracking is one powerful way to spark and enhance that bond.
A group of 4th graders anointed Lynn “The Scat Lady”- a quirky title she cherishes.

You can find more information about her programs and her books at her website www.heartwoodpress.com.

Lynn lives in the woods of Dummerston, Vermont with her husband.


She has been involved in creating curriculum as well as interacting with participants in her program. She developed natural history curriculum on environmental citizenship for the Vermont Institute of Natural Resources. Environmental Citizenship challenges students in grades 5 - 12 to make informed decisions that balance human and wildlife needs by understanding ecological systems and conducting field investigations. In 2009, she developed high school curriculum on protecting contiguous forest habitat for the award winning Project Learning Tree. She has taken more than a thousand people into the woods to learn how to track animals, or to experience Full Moon Owl Walks through her programs at Mount Snow, Adams Farms and the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.
Creating interpretive nature trails for the public is a recent addition to her work. She completed nature trails on her own land; Fair Winds Farm; Omega Optical; Manitou; and an urban trail—Treasured Trees thru Brattleboro. She is currently developing a nature trail on the Windham Foundation land. Lynn has co-authored two books Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size-Tracking Guide and Working with Your Woodland.
Lynn has developed a compilation of most of the mammal scat in New England area and was just anointed ”The Scat Lady” by a group of 4th graders. She is using this collection to introduce people of all ages to interaction of animals and their environment.
Forging ahead in a new direction, Lynn is currently writing children’s stories about nature. One is a picture book called The Big Night and the other a middle grade book titled Snow Secrets.
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http://heartwoodpress.com

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At 3:45pm on July 26, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Lynn! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. Scat Lady -- That's a wonderful title, and a new one on me! I hope you poke around and make yourself at home here. One group you may want to explore is the Natural Teachers Group. I hope we see much more of you around the forum and that you find this community a rich source of resources and camaraderie.
 
 
 

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