A Field Guide to Everyday Life: Useful Ways to Reconnect with Nature & Humanity invites busy people to be and do more than they ever thought possible, while nurturing incremental changes that will ultimately transform the world. Each page – which can be viewed individually as a stand-alone -- contains a short reading and activities.
Contributing writers are a mix of experts from various fields -- Last Child of the Woods Author Richard Louv; Bringing Nature Home Author Doug Tallamy; Climate Scientist Dr. Benjamin Santer; Conservationist Stephen Packard; and more!
Activities include: reflecting and journaling, as well as taking an active role in caring for both fellow humans and the natural world. Resources, listed at the end of the book, empower readers with additional information.
As time goes on, our lives get busier and busier. It always helps me mentally to take time to appreciate all the great outdoors has to offer. I think this book will help people to do just that and much more.
-- Chad Pregracke, Founder & President, Living Lands & Waters
Anderson's degree in teacher education curriculum & instruction comes through in the creative activity ideas suggested throughout the book, and her experience as a writer, garden designer, and naturalist meld to produce a useful volume of suggestions all of us can benefit from to increase our awareness of the natural beauty that surrounds us each day..
-- Robert Weaver, Gateway Gardener
This guide takes the reader on a journey of discovery..
-- Amy Stapleton, Missouri Life Magazine
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Flora's Caterpillar is
* written for elementary school-aged children and their families
* designed to encourage readers to care for native caterpillars and release butterflies.
Flora loves butterflies and has always wanted one of her own. When she finds a caterpillar, she puts it in a plastic box and notices that it's not eating the handful of grass she provided. Doing research on her tablet, she discovers it's a monarch caterpillar and gives it milkweed. Eventually, the caterpillar stops eating. Will Flora get to see it become a caterpillar? This fact-based story invites everyone to help monarchs.
Please click here for Next Generation Science Standards Correlations & activities.
By explaining the stages of development that the monarch goes through and the importance of milkweed throughout the monarch's lifespan, readers walk away with a solid understanding of what it takes to raise a caterpillar.
-- Kim Savino, Founder of National Start Seeing Monarchs Day (1st Saturday of every May)
Flora’s Caterpillar shows there are ways everyone can support monarch butterflies and other pollinators, and the importance of milkweed for monarchs.
-- Cora Lund Preston, Communications Specialist, Monarch Joint Venture
Flora's Caterpillar is something to treasure. I would recommend it to any child, parent, and teacher for use in a very nurturing, informative, and propelling manner. This is indeed a winner!
-- Dr. Joan Franklin Smutny, Founder & Director, The Center for Gifted
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