Dimensions: 7.6 x 9.3 inches
Author: Devin Franklin
With this unique and compelling book written by expert environmental educator Devin Franklin, kids aged 8 to 13 will build their own relationship with nature through finding a "Sit Spot"—an outdoor space in the backyard, in a field, in the woods, in a vacant lot or a city park—where they can stop, observe, and become familiar with the flora and fauna that live there. From the "Six Arts of Tracking" (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How), to making a habitat map, to walking in smooth silence like a fox and learning the basics of bird language, exploration exercises encourage young readers to watch, listen, map, interpret, and write about the sounds, sights, scents, and patterns they encounter. Features prompts and write-in spaces for journaling, map-making activities, and observational tracking throughout.
Devin Franklin holds a degree in environmental education and has studied survival, tracking, and awareness skills at Wilderness School in Maine and the Tracker School in New Jersey. He is director of programing at Flying Deer Nature Center in Chatham, New York, which he joined with his wife in 1998.