Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 9
- Grade: k to 4
Full of journaling prompts and activities focused on the natural world, this companion to the bestselling Curious Kids Nature Guide will encourage kids to get outdoors and engage with nature.
This outdoor journal and activity book, organized by ecosystem, is the perfect complement to the Curious Kids Nature Guide. Kids are encouraged to use their senses to explore nature in their own backyards and beyond and make observations.
Over 100 color and scientifically accurate illustrations help kids more easily look for and identify plants and animals, as well as natural phenomena, such as animal tracks and nurse logs. Writing, drawing, and activity prompts inspire kids to record and track their observations.
For kids who want to take their exploration and journal recording to another level, kid-friendly citizen science projects are noted for activities like bird counts, insect tracking, and marine debris tracking.
About the authors
FIONA COHEN is a long-standing volunteer with Seattle Audubon, has connections with Seattle Parks, North Cascades Institute, Washington Library Media Association, and other local nature groups in Washington and British Columbia.
A science illustrator, writer, and educator, MARNI FYLLING has a BS in zoology from UC Davis and a graduate certificate in natural science illustration from UC Santa Cruz. Her favorite thing to do is explore tide pools--although sketching insects and wildflowers (or just about anything else) is a close second. She is the author/illustrator of Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools and Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Nature in Your Neighborhood.
Excerpt: Curious Kids Nature Journal: 100 Ways to Explore the Outdoor Wonders of the Pacific Northwest (by (author) Fiona Cohen; illustrated by Marni Fylling)
"Between these pages, Cohen and illustrator Marni Fylling have created the perfect place for kids ages 6-11 to document what they see and learn in nature"--Seattle's Child