Nature School: Lessons and Activities to Inspire Children's Love for Everything Wild (Paperback)

Nature School: Lessons and Activities to Inspire Children's Love for Everything Wild By Lauren Giordano, Stephanie Hathaway, Laura Stroup Cover Image
$24.99
Likely 2-7 Business Days; Some Exceptions

Description


Nature School is your destination for kid-friendly nature learning, where you can explore the natural world through engaging reading, beautiful illustrations, and more than 30 hands-on activities.

*2023 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book*
*2023 American Scientist Holiday Gift Guide Selection*


Kids need a break from screens now more than ever. Screen-free time spent exploring and learning about the outdoors makes for happier, healthier, smarter kids. And playing in nature gives kids confidence and independence, promoting creativity and teaching responsibility. With Nature School, all ages will enjoy connecting with nature and becoming inspired to discover the wild places around them.

Travel through five of earth’s largest biomes, studying plants, animals, and their adaptations for survival—and learn hands-on through nature experiments explained in each lesson.From the arid desert to the salty seashore, investigate extraordinary ecosystems, discovering the role of predators and prey and learning about life cycles, climate, landscape, and more.

Chapters in this book explore plants, animals, and life cycles of:
 
  • Temperate Forests
  • Deserts
  • Seashores
  • Grasslands
  • Wetlands

Featuring activities and experiments that include:
 
  • Bark & Leaf Rubbings
  • Desertscape Diorama
  • Salt Dough Seashells
  • Tornado in a Bottle
  • Nature Journaling

The whole family will enjoy learning through Nature School!

About the Author


Lauren Giordano is an author, illustrator, and owner of Chickie & Roo, an educational curriculum and resource company for families and schools. She home educates her two children in Florida and taught in her local homeschool co-op community, where she led nature classes. Lauren is passionate about bringing children closer to nature and helping them develop a deeper understanding of our natural world. Her work has been featured in The Peaceful Press, A Year of Learning, Chickadees Wooden Toys, Wild & Free Co., FunSchooling Books, and more. You can find her work at chickieandroo.com.

Stephanie Hathaway is a Kansas City–area artist who specializes in creating educational content inspired by our natural world. She believes in using beautiful, dynamic illustrations to make learning about science and nature exciting and accessible to children of all ages. She is guided by the notion that many of life’s valuable lessons can be learned from nature. It is her hope that her work will inspire families to explore and learn from the natural world right outside their own door. You can see more of Stephanie’s educational nature-based studies and original artwork at stephaniehathawaydesigns.com.

Laura Stroup is the founder of Firefly Nature School, a nature study curriculum designed for homeschooling families, co-ops, and classrooms found online at fireflynatureschool.com. Laura has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University with an emphasis in natural resource education. A former museum educator and upper school science teacher, she now directs School of the Wild, an immersive nature school that serves her local community. Laura resides in the countryside near Springfield, Missouri, with her family.

Praise For…


"...well-researched and accessible, and it’s one we’ll be returning to again and again, in different ways."—Jaime Herndon, American Scientist

"An enlightening nature encyclopedia with useful activities."—Kirkus Reviews

"...premier destination for kid-friendly nature learning ... unreservedly recommended..."  —Midwest Book Reveiw


Product Details
ISBN: 9780760378359
ISBN-10: 0760378355
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Nature School