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  • Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature
    Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Texeira do Rosario

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    Budding naturalists: head outdoors!

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years Grade Level: 3 – 6 Turn off your electronics and open the door. What’s out there? These authors want you to go outside and look for yourself. A few pages of the book are set aside for full-color paintings of plants and animals, but most pages offer muted but… Read More
  • Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests
    Monica Russo

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    Hands-on science for tree huggers

    Age Range: 7 – 12 years Grade Level: 2 and up Trees are the stuff of childhood memories. They provide nature’s monkey bars, ample matter for leaf-pile fun, reprieve from the summer heat, and home for myriad creatures of the animal world. In Treecology, author Monica Russo and photographer Kevin Byron present almost everything a… Read More
  • Ricky's Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire
    Judith L. Li

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    Fire in the forest

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years Grade Level: 3 – 6 Maps, field notes, and illustrations enrich the body text in Ricky’s Atlas, offering much to be unpackaged and explored for readers of all ages. At the book’s heart is the narrative of Ricky Zamora, who is visiting his uncle’s ranch in Oregon, east of… Read More
  • Because of an Acorn
    Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer

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    Tiny but mighty: an acorn’s role in the ecosystem

    Age Range: 3 – 6 years Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten For a large swath of the Appalachian Mountains, white oak trees represent a foundational species, one upon which a diverse ecosystem thrives. Acorns and saplings serve as food, while larger trees offer shade and help prevent soil erosion, adding a rich compost of decaying… Read More
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    Science staff review 12 films featured at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

    In March 2016, the theaters, libraries, universities, and museums of Washington, D.C., were once again the setting for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, an annual event (now in its 24th year) featuring more than 140 Earth-friendly films. A number of the 2016 selections sought to celebrate the centennial of the U.S. National… Read More