Going out to the wild (or maybe just your local state park)? Take one of these options with you! Whether Nature Guide or Nature Essentials, these Outdoor School books will be a huge hit with your young adventurer.
Nature Guides are environment immersion, nature guide, and logbook all in one. Each guide follows a similar format, varying slightly depending on content. Read on the topic in the Try It! section, and then track it! Observe and interact, and then document your experiences in the places provided. Skills progress so that you master the skill and take it to the next level. Mastered the skill? Record the date in I Did it! In-depth, color-coded chapters guide you (and your parent) through an in-depth discovery of your world. Use on your next adventure or as part of a science-focused unit study. Each book comes with additional 101 list you can achieve—in case you need even more ideas. Reinforced, flexi-bound covers include a printed metric/English measurement tool (10 cm/6”) between metal corner reinforcements. 6”x8”, 420+ pgs, sturdy pb.
The Nature Essentials pocket guides provide the essentials for your next outdoor adventure. Animal Tracks identifies the most common wild animals, from the tiniest to the largest mammals, as well as reptiles and amphibians. You’ll get dimensions, full-color images of each animal, its front and hind paws, and its US location via a map. Survival Skills provides a good overall adventure reminder, briefly explaining navigating by compass and stars, packing for survival and first aid, dangerous wildlife and environment tips, fire and shelter building, tying knots, and safe drinking water skills. The 3 ¼”x 5” text necessitates very small print—legible (but even better in bright light or with a magnifying glass). 5”/8 cm ruler printed on the back. Made of Tyvek, these 21 pages are water and tear proof. ~ Ruth