The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

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Clare Walker Leslie shows kids how to experience nature with all five senses, whether they live in the countryside, a major city, or somewhere in between. Guiding children through inspiring activities like sketching wildlife, observing constellations, collecting leaves, keeping a weather journal, and watching bird migrations, The Nature Connection encourages kids to engage with the world outside and promotes a lifelong love of nature.

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Nature Detectives Wanted!
Step outside and look around! You'll notice many curious things you never knew were happening, no matter where you live. Full of fun ideas for what to look for and do every month of the year and with plenty of room to record what you find, The Nature Connection is your guide to exploring and discovering the wonders of the natural world all around you.


In a time when most kids know more about the Amazon rain forest than their own backyards, Clare Walker Leslie's terrific new book will open a whole new world. -- Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods


What better way to go through the year than looking at and wondering about nature with your kids! A great activity book for budding naturalists. -- Elizabeth Kolbert, author, Field Notes from a Catastrophe


If I could choose one person to be my child's Rachel Carson-esque grandmother, then I'd choose Clare Walker Leslie. But if Clare wasn't available in person, then I'd want my grandchildren to have this book. -- David Sobel, Director, Teacher Certification, Antioch University

Clare Walker Leslie is a nationally known wildlife artist, author, and educator. For more than 30 years, she has been connecting people of all ages to nature using drawing, writing, and observation of the outdoors. Her books include the bestsellers Keeping a Nature Journal and The Nature Connection, as well as The Curious Nature GuideNature Journal, and Drawn to Nature. She lives with her husband and family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Granville, Vermont.

Target Age: 9-12

Storey Publishing

Pub Date: August 14, 2010

0.89" H x 9.16" L x 7.24" W

303 pages