Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: California: Fun Activities & Experiments That Get Kids Outdoors (Paperback)
Introduce children to nature in California through fun activities and hands-on science projects.
With a wide range of habitats, plants, and animals, California is a wonderful region for getting outside and discovering nature. There is so much to see and appreciate--even in your backyard or at a nearby park. Teach your children to love and protect the great outdoors.
This workbook by botanist George Oxford Miller features more than 20 simple, fun introductions to astronomy, birds, geology, and more. Plus, over a dozen activities help kids to make hypotheses, experiment, and observe. The 19 hands-on science projects--such as raising native caterpillars, making mushroom spore prints, and attracting moths with an ultraviolet light--put students in control of their own learning
You never know what your children will uncover in their outdoor classroom. Every day is a little treasure hunt. If they keep good records and share what they find, their observations can even help scientists learn more about nature across the state. So get the Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: California, and get started on a lifetime of discovery.
About the Author
Professional nature photographer and botanist George Oxford Miller is a lifelong resident of the West. He has lived in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, and he has written six guidebooks to the Southwest, including the best-selling trio Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest, Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas, and Landscaping with Native Plants of Southern California. He also wrote Wildflowers quick guides to Arizona & New Mexico, Texas, Southern California, and Colorado. He wrote a "Plant of the Month" column for New Mexico Magazine and is former president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, where he still conducts workshops and programs on how to create your own backyard pollinator oasis.