"Hi Patricia and Tina,
I'm glad the book sounds so perfect for your kids! It's such a lovely story. You should be able to find the book at your local bookstore, or you can order it from Amazon.com, Powells.com, etc. The Arbor Day Foundation…"
"Hi everyone! I posted this message on the Natural Teachers Network wall and John thought you all should see it too! Here goes:
Hi all! I am a children's book publicist and pop in from time to time to let you know about appropriate books and…"
"Hi all! I am a children's book publicist and pop in from time to time to let you know about appropriate books and materials to enhance your curriculum about the natural world. I'm working on a book called ARBOR DAY SQUARE by Kathryn…"
Let me add my request to Faye's for more information on your Nature Club for your preschool. I think it would be valuable for all who are trying to get kids reconnected to nature. Feel free to post whatever additional information you can…"
"Pat, Could you share with me how you run your nature club at school. This was something I was thinking of doing in the past, but had not started anything. I would love to get some insite from you. Faye"
The guide for WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT GASOLINE? has an activity where the kids compare the cost of a gallon of gasoline with the costs of other liquids. The link for that guide is here: http://www.annerockwell.com/teachers . The guide for…"
I would love to ask the teacher you work with about writing curriculum. I am currently working on curriculum with another teacher based on 4 years of bringing public school students outside into the woods for a whole day once a week. There…"
Yes - please!
I have a various of listmania on Amazon UK which may be of interest and use. I'm slowly building up themes, e.g. Rock books, Forest school stories, etc.
I welcome suggestions for books to add to these lists -…"
"Check out Bay Backpack as well. Bay Backpack is an online resource for teachers and environmental educators to engage students in hands-on learning about the Chesapeake Bay and its local waterways. Bay Backpack also houses resources on forests,…"
"I LOVE IT everyone! What a nice forum for sharing ideas. I wanted to be sure everyone is aware of a great FREE resource on the national site. Check out:
It may be geared a bit for families, but there are many book reviews as well, including…"
"Lynne Cherry wrote a book quite a few years back called A RIVER RAN WILD about the cleaning up of toxins in the Connecticut River in the US. That might be a good one to look for in the library for any units on river ecosystems."
"Gayle - I agree. It's good to know about the Rain Forest, but I think it's important that kids start with their own ecosystems. I think I will use field guides as a supplement to the picture books I find. Maybe the kids can write their own…"
"Yes, I would use environmentally-themed children's books in my Kindergarten classroom and my country daycamp.
However, I have observed that children living within a mile of a major river have no idea of its ecosystem and the impact it has on…"
"I teach English as a Second Language and need books where the illustrations really match the text. The challenge for me is - simple text, complex ideas - students need basic English to read, but they are older and able to grasp deep content (grades…"