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Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature
by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, and Evan McGown
Foreword by Richard Louv

      It's been hailed by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, as "good medicine for nature-deficit disorder." The first edition quickly became the essential guidebook for mentors, parents, teachers, camp directors, and others wanting fun and exciting ways to connect children (and adults!) with nature.

     Written by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, and Evan McGown, the second edition of Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature is an even more valuable resource for reconnecting people to the natural world.

      Based on feedback from nature mentors and educators around the world, the second edition is not only more comprehensive - it's grown from 408 to 548 pages - but it's much easier to use, with beautiful full color photographs, a comprehensive index, and color codes that link the principles and activities for easier navigation.

      Coyote mentoring is a method of learning that has been refined over thousands of years, based on instilling the need-to-know. Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature reveals this approach and what happens to student and teacher during the mentoring process. Strategies like questioning, storytelling, tracking, mapping, and practicing survival skills will inspire student curiosity and encourage self-sufficiency. Background information will help parents, teachers and others feel more confident in introducing children to new ways of experiencing and learning about the natural world..

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Last Child in the Woods
Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv
Review by Felicia Elpel

"I like to play indoors better because that is where all the electrical outlets are."
--4th grader from San Diego, California

      How many parents have heard a similar statement from their children? With the increase in technology, so comes a decrease in outdoor activities, and any physical activity for that matter. More and more of the world's children are succumbing to this epidemic. They are suffering from preventable ailments such as obesity, depression, and attention disorders as a result. What can we do to help?

      Richard Louv has written a comprehensive guide to help slow and hopefully stop this quickly escalating problem. It is a drug-free method of getting kids back on track through nature. Because children are mostly sensory learners, they rely on outside stimulation to help them understand their world. Louv suggests ways to use nature to help stimulate the pathways of the child. Simple exercises such as nature journaling and animal spotting spark the child's natural ability to learn.

      This book is a must read for parents and educators alike. Lets help get kids back outside and in touch with the wild.

"There was a child went forth everyday,
And the first object he look'd upon, that object he became.
And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day,
Or for many years or stretching cycles of years.

The early lilacs became part of this child.
And grass and white and red morning glories, and white and red clover,
and the song of the Phoebe-bird,
And the Third-month lambs, the sow's pink-faint litter,
and the mare's foal and the cow's calf,..."
--Walt Whitman

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Sharing Nature with Children
20th Anniversary Edition
by Joseph Cornell

      Sharing Nature with Children is a classic resource in the field of environmental education. A favorite among educators, camp counselors, parents, and grandparents, Sharing Nature is a delightful book full of activities to engage children in nature, nurturing an environmental ethic and a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors. Activities from Joseph Cornell's book have been adopted by environmental education programs around the world. It is a great resource for anyone concerned with nature deficit disorder and interested in the No Child Left Inside movement.

      For this 20th anniversary edition, Cornell drew upon a wealth of additional experience in nature education to significantly revise and expand the book. New nature games and Cornell's insightful commentary makes the second edition of this classic even more valuable to nature lovers worldwide. The Sharing Nature movement that Cornell pioneered has now expanded to countries all over the globe. Recommended by Boy Scouts of America, American Camping Association, National Audubon Society and many others. 176 pages. Dawn Publications. ISBN 1-883220-73-4.

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