Naturalist Resources

Websites:

Acorn Naturalist: Catalog for games, toys, and curriculum
iNaturalist: A wiki field guide for use with an iPhone
Save the Redwoods: Provides book list for kids and adults, access to redwood conservation publications
Natural Environmental Education Foundation: Children and Nature Initiative provides health-based approach to connecting children and nature
Children & Nature Network: Provides numerous resources, including story and book lists, national directory of partners in the movement, etc. Very comprehensive
Nature Activities: Though based in California, provides a great list of children and nature resources

Just for Pacha:

Webrangers: Are you going to visit a National Park? Play some games to learn about where you’re going!
Save the Redwoods: Learn all about the tallest trees in the world, redwoods!
California Coastal Commission: Learn about sea life!

Books:

Fun, simple games for children to play and stories to tell and hear: Brouchac, Joseph, James Bruchac and Kayeri Akweks. Native American Games and Stories.
Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder: A psychological and sociological examination of the alarming trend  of childhood being spent increasingly indoors and its effects: Louv, Robert. Last Child in the Woods.
Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature: Highly comprehensive handbook that provides structure for building children’s appreciation for, trust, and education in the natural environment. Excellent homeschooling guide: Young, Jon, Evan McGown, Ellen Haas.

Art Contests:

http://education.savetheredwoods.org/kit/artcontestemail.php
http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/poster/poster.html
www.riverofwords.org
http://www.thegreennews.net/index.php

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