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This gorgeously illustrated guide will inspire kids to look closely at the world around them! Created by the experts at the renowned Brooklyn Botanic Garden, it teaches children how to observe environments as a naturalist does and leads them on 24 adventures that reveal the complex ecosystems of plants and animals in the woods, at the beach, and in a city park.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an internationally esteemed leader in environmental education for children of all ages. Since 1913, the Garden's Education staff have designed and led inquiry-based programs for youth. In 2006, the Education team created BBG's first children's book, Gardening with Children, which has now been reprinted three times.

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"[An] appealing, textbook-style introduction to nature . . . The sections are subdivided by habitat (ponds, meadows, beaches, lakes), and there's also an emphasis on ways to explore plant and wildlife in urban areas. The author covers a wide variety of topics . . . 'Nature Activities, ' such as 'Make Your Own Bug Spray' and 'Build a Boat That Stays Afloat' using only materials readers can find at their feet, make learning fun. . . . Illustrations vary from full-page scenes of different habitats . . . to smaller photographs and drawings of nature items . . . The lessons and activities here will motivate many readers to explore further." --"School Library Journal" "[An] appealing, textbook style introduction to nature . . . The sections are subdivided by habitat (ponds, meadows, beaches, lakes), and there's also an emphasis on ways to explore plant and wildlife in urban areas. The author covers a wide variety of topics . . . 'Nature Activities, ' such as 'Make Your Own Bug Spray' and 'Build a Boat That Stays Afloat' using only materials readers can find at their feet, make learning fun. . . . Illustrations vary from full-page scenes of different habitats . . . to smaller photographs and drawings of nature items . . . The lessons and activities here will motivate many readers to explore further." School Library Journal"

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