Empower children to become nature explorers with this full-color guide that features beautiful watercolors, tips on becoming a naturalist, and engaging activities.
Whether you live in the middle of a big city or along a rural countryside, nature surrounds you the moment you step outside. It’s the air you breathe and the ground beneath your feet. It’s the birds, the bugs, the grass, and the trees. Celebrate the great outdoors, and become a nature explorer with award-winning author, artist, and naturalist Jenny deFouw Geuder. Nature Explorer is a kids’ guide to observing and interacting with the natural world.
The book begins with a chapter on how children can become naturalists. It outlines how to observe, identify, and record, as well as tips on staying safe in nature. In the next section, young readers learn how to use their various senses during observation. That’s followed by an introduction to backyard wildlife, including butterflies, chipmunks, frogs, squirrels, and more, along with a selection of common trees, wildflowers, and other types of plants. Nature Explorer also includes 17 crafty activities and hands-on projects, such as starting a home terrarium, pressing flowers, and painting rocks.
Jenny’s stunning watercolors captivate kids’ imaginations, and the fascinating text teaches about the world that surrounds them. Plus, the tried-and-true projects are sure to get kids interested in the great outdoors. So get Nature Explorer, and start your children on a path to becoming naturalists. Use it on its own, or pair it with the Nature Explorer Sketchbook for drawing, sketching, and recording observations.
“Information about how children can become naturalists, outlinining how to observe, identify, and record, plus giving tips on staying safe in nature.”
—Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press