Kid's Corner

Welcome to the kid's 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 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

All Ages Friendly
Kids in Nature Reading List (PDF) -courtesy the Children and Nature Network of Fort Collins
A is for Activist Board book – by Innosanto Nagara 
All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer - by Haily Meyers
Because of an Acorn - Lola M. Schaefer 
Dolores Huerta: A hero to migrant workers - Sarah E. Warren
First Guides to Urban Wildlife and The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild - Sarah Landry
Flowers Are Calling - Rita Gray 
Lado a lado/side by side: a story of cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta - by Monica BrownLoon and Moon and Other Animal Stories - Kevin Strauss 
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History - Vashti Harrison
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path To Peace by Sonia Lynn Sadler
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak 

You Belong Here - M. H. Clark

 

PBS Mondays with Michelle - Read along together some of your favorite children's stories with Michelle Obama. New read along every Monday! “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page, and will remain available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter.

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. 

Check out this site for innovative scenic and nature kits geared for young learners: www.acornnaturalists.com

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

Some great resources are being offered by Great Basin National Park and Great Basin Observatory friends- join us for a special virtual event-- STARBURST--Science from the Great Basin Observatory -On July 8th at 6 p.m. Pacific, Professor Cole Niebuhr and undergraduate scientist Ruth Larson from Concordia University will present their emerging research, and talk about the hurdles and accomplishments they have experienced working with the GBO.


International Dark Sky Week, begins April 20th, celebrate by getting to know two well-loved constellations a little better! Learn about stars and constellations with this Stay at Home Science Activity, designed to support all the amazing teachers, students, and families currently doing their part by staying at home. This lesson has two levels of activities. The first is great for younger children, the second can be a fun learning activity for all- including adults. In fact, the second activity was created by the folks at Cedar Breaks National Monument as part of their Master Astronomer Program. Find the lesson here and a fun introduction to the lesson below. 

New Mexico Wildlife Federation has put together a variety of resources for families to help support this transition: https://www.natureninos.org/homeschool-support/

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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