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The Everything Kids' Environment Book: Learn how you can help the environment-by getting involved at school, at home, or at play Paperback – November 1, 2007

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About the Author

Sheri Amsel has published more than 20 books on nature and environmental topics. Her love of science and the outdoors led to degrees in botany and zoology and a master's in anatomy and biomedical illustration. Her ongoing work includes advising schools on the development of educational nature trails, writing science programming, and performing habitat, science, and conservation workshops.She lives in Elizabethtown, NY. Foreword Writer Christopher J. Maron is the Champlain Valley Program Director for The Nature Conservancy's Adirondack (NY) Chapter. He earned a master's degree from Indiana University in environmental science from the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs. In his twenty-one-year career with the Conservancy, Chris has worked in science, stewardship, land protection, conservation planning, and community-based conservation. The Nature Conservancy is a conservation organization whose mission is to "preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive" He lives in Westport, NY.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: Everything® Kids
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159869670X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598696707
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sheri Amsel's interest in the outdoors began in her teens working summers for a Wilderness Program in Vermont. Trained and mentored by their wilderness guides, Sheri began taking groups of kids into the Canadian Rockies, Wind Rivers in Wyoming, Zirkel Wilderness in Colorado, and the Green, White and Adirondack Mountains of the Northeast. Sheri then went on to receive degrees in botany and zoology from the University of Montana, a Masters degree in anatomy and biomedical illustration from Colorado State University and a summer internship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC in scientific illustration. Sheri then taught science at three colleges before starting to publish field guides and children's books with nature and environmental education topics. All along her goal was to inspire fascination with wild places and lead kids (and their parents) outside to explore. Since then Sheri has visited more than 300 schools nationally with science programming and professional development, spoken at National Conferences (NSTA, STANYS, AAAS) on integrating outdoor education into classroom science, helped dozens of schools develop educational nature trails, and created more than 5,000 pages of online science resources for use by schools worldwide. In 2009, Sheri was awarded the Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Environmental Education of Youths, by the Garden Club of America. Sheri lives with her husband in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Gretchen M. Fatouros on June 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
I picked this book up because I wanted to work on doing some summer learning with my 6 1/2 and 7 year olds. I've only just started going through it and LOVE it! Almost every page has an activity related to what it's teaching. It's not about being an environmentalist, but helps explain our planet so we know how we effect it. It's really well written and fun to go through. Great summer read!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
Yet another wonderful, creative book for teachers, parents, and children. I loved how each section dealt with a particular issuse. The colorful illustrations, and straightforward prose made this my number one reference book!
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Jen Cullerton Johnson
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Wilkerson on April 9, 2013
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I ordered this book to help teach children about the environment. I am in a women's club and we go to a local primary school and give programs. This month we are featuring conservation. The book was filled with a great amount of information. I am sure I will use it many times.
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By Deborah M. Bennett on March 14, 2015
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Great book - lots of important information, projects, activities for the younger person interested in learning and doing more for the environment. We give FREE environmental presentations to schools, scouts and organizations. After reviewing the contents - we will be purchasing additional copies to enhance the school libraries.
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By Anellie on August 22, 2013
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If you're looking for ways to encourage your child to be more environmentally conscious this a book for you. It has special crafts, and projects you can do to help your child go green. We loved how they provide instructions on how to make your own recycled paper!
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