Kid's Corner

Welcome to the kids corner! This area is where you start your adventure into the wild lands of your state Nevada. You will find links here to some cool sites that will help you with your studies while you are home from school but also some cool ideas for how you can get involved with your family, friends and school in helping to keep Nevada Forever Wild! 


picture by Dianne McCallister 

Reading Recommendations 
These local bookstores are increasing their online sales, consider supporting local business! 

Sundance Book Store - Reno
Grassroots Books - Reno 
The Writers Block - Las Vegas 

Young Adult  
My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George 
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry  - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer 

All Ages Friendly
Kids in Nature Reading List (PDF) -courtesy the Children and Nature Network of Fort Collins.
Because of an Acorn - by Lola M. Schaefer 
Flowers Are Calling - Rita Gray 
You Belong Here - M. H. Clark
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak 
All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer - by Haily Meyers
Loon and Moon and Other Animal Stories - Kevin Strauss 
The Lorax - Dr. Seuss 

Coloring Book
Kid's Coloring Book (PDF) Print and color!
Sage-grouse Coloring Page (PDF) Print and color! 
Into the Wilderness on National Wildlife Refuges coloring book by US Fish and Wildlife Service 

Kids in Nature - Web Resources
The following websites offer a wealth of information for kids and teens, their parents and teachers for experiencing nature and how to enjoy being there while learning about the environment and the need to take care of our natural heritage.

The Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center offers an exciting learning opportunity and curriculum for kids of all ages you can explore. 

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

A great resource being offered by Great Basin National Park and Great Basin Observatory friends- Their first Thursday interactive science-based learning activity this month is starry sky themed! 

If you Google "kids in the woods USFS," you will find many press releases and comments about partnerships and associations of the Forest Service with others, as well as information about the Forest Service's involvement with educating kids in nature.

Here are a few examples:

The Children & Nature Network is "Building a Movement to Reconnect Children and Nature," a program that is based on Richard Louv's book (see our "Kids in Nature: Book Resources" page for more information about the book) at Children and Nature Network

They also cite research focused on the benefits and methodology of reconnecting kids with nature. Research articles.

Joseph Cornell (an author noted on our "Kids in Nature: Book Resources" page) also has a website with nature as its focus: Sharing Nature Foundation

An organization devoted to getting kids to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors: Hooked on Nature

The National Wildlife Foundation has a program that gets kids outdoors for an hour each day: Green Hour and the popular Ranger Rick activity series. 

As these teen "geeks" say: We are just a bunch of teenagers who don't mind putting down our PS3, Wii or IPOD on a whim to go outside for some adventure. GEEKS in the Woods

The Leave No Trace organization's home page: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics  And here are the Leave No Trace principles, remember to keeps these in mind when you recreate outdoors! Leave No Trace principles

And the PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) Program: PEAK Program

Explore and Learn with the Land Management Agencies 

 

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