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Get Out!: 150 Easy Ways for Kids & Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future Paperback – September 15, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575423359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575423357
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,607,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5 Up—This handy reference book is filled with nifty ideas to live green and save the Earth. After a brief introduction that encourages readers to get outdoors and partake in the social and spiritual offerings of nature, the book is divided into five sections: "Get Started: Cool Ways to Embrace Nature Today," "Go Further: Projects, Plans, and Outings," "Get Smart: Be Green Consumers—and Eaters!" "Get Active: More Than Just the 3Rs," and "Get Involved: Take a Green Stand." The 150 ideas are simple and direct. Suggestions range from recycling bottles and shoes, to toy exchanges, to building owl and bat boxes. This book can be used by classroom teachers across the curriculum as a source for activities and is sure to inspire budding environmentalists.—Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL
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“Can be used by classroom teachers across the curriculum as a source for activities and is sure to inspire budding environmentalists.”—School Library Journal



Gold Mom’s Choice Award® Winner in the Adult Books: Outdoors and Nature



Get Out! is full of fun activities to inspire a love of nature along with a desire to protect it.”
—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder



“This is a great book for getting families outside, having fun—immediately. Just reading a few of the quick, joyful suggestions makes you want to run out and collect rocks, build a birdhouse, and just appreciate the fact the planet is still doing its thing.”
—Lenore Skenazy, author, Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry



"This book is ideal for teachers, group leaders, and even families.”—Green Teacher Magazine



“Judy Molland takes her trademark education expertise and brings it outdoors, giving kids and their grown-ups solid tips on how to understand and appreciate nature and its gifts. Our earth is the world’s biggest classroom, and Molland’s book makes us want to keep it safe for generations to come.” —Bay Area Parent Magazine



Get Out! is a perfect baby shower gift for expecting parents, a birthday gift for parents planning their summer activities, or a gift to your elderly neighbors who are babysitting their grandchildren for spring break.”—SF Green Parenting Examiner



“Look for Get Out! by Judy Molland, which is a book about ways your child can enjoy nature and ‘go green.’”—The Leader Times


More About the Author


An award-winning teacher and writer, Judy Molland has keenly observed and actively participated in the world of education for over twenty-five years, both in the U.S. and in her native England. She holds a B.A. Honors degree from the University of Hull, U.K., and a Diploma in Education from the University of London. A chance meeting with an editor at Parents magazine in New York resulted in a freelance assignment on teaching tolerance to young children. To her delight, Judy discovered that she loved writing about education, and this led to her pursuing a combined career of teacher/writer. She has published numerous articles, and 2007 saw the publication of her first book, Straight Talk About Schools Today. An avid skier, backpacker, hiker and rock climber, Judy is excited to share her passion for the outdoors in her second book, Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future.

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By Christopher Davis on November 19, 2009
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I interviewed Judy Molland on this book and found it very inspiring. I am going to try to follow some of her great ideas and suggestions, especially keeping a nature journal and getting outside for a daily "green hour." Here is a link to my interview with her that I did for [...]

I highly recommend this book!
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"Get Out!: 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future" is a creative listing of "green" activities to partake in as families, community groups, or individuals to pursue the goals of green living, supporting earth and nature, and green consumerism. "Get Out!" is written on the basic supposition that building an ongoing solid relationship with nature is fundamentally crucial for children. It also begins their developing awareness as environmental stewards of the future. "Get Out!" can help youth of today to battle inactivity, boredom, disconnectedness, and disease as well as teach them healthy ways to cope with stress, tension, and ennui. "Get Out!" has many suggested educational activities and web links and additional resources to contact for further information, and is suitable for parents and teachers as well as kids age 7-13 and up.
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Judy Molland's book offers simple, yet fun and creative activities you can do with your kids to help them appreciate, and be more connected to, the earth. I found a lot of fresh ideas to incorporate with my 6 year old twins to start helping them make being more earth-conscious a habit in their lives. I would recommend it to anyone.
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By S Sanford on October 16, 2009
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Get Out! is contagious outdoor fun. For all of us parents who may have become a bit jaded and forgotten how delightful the outdoors can be, Judy Molland has written a book that shows us how much memorable fun we can have with our kids. In this creative book, the author gives us ideas like, "Turn a Walk into a Safari, Play Camouflage Tag, and Find Squirrel Highways" along with 147 more inspiring tips for getting outside and enjoying what nature has to offer us. You will be surprised at the delight your child will have when a tree they planted starts to grow or when they can proudly show off to a teacher what they have learned that their classmates have yet to find out. This is not a forced 'get your kid outside' book. It is clearly written from the author's genuine passion for being outside and her innate desire to share it with children. As a teacher, she seems to have that natural gift of being able to make learning fun. I learned a lot from this book and couldn't help but think of all the fun I can have outside with my kids, while learning how to make the world a better place when doing it.
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This gem of a book offers 150 suggestions, from very simple to more complex, to increase the environmental awareness of children and adults. These simple, enjoyable activities will help teach our children ways to participate in building a greener world and have fun doing it. They are structured in such a way that the whole family, youngest to oldest, can be involved, thus strengthening family bonds and creating those precious childhood memories. Once you open GET OUT! and start reading you'll want to share it with everyone you know who has children or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews or .... Don't wait, start reading, spread the word and start the process of healing the world for future generations.
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