Hands-On Nature

Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children

Edited by Jenepher Lingelbach and Lisa Purcell

Revised and Expanded Edition This long-awaited revision of a popular book provides information and activities to assist educators and parents in exploring the local environment with children. Grouped around five themes (Adaptations, Habitats, Cycles, Designs of Nature, and Earth and Sky), fact-filled essays introduce each subject, followed by field-tested, experiential activities that engage students in learning about the natural world. With complete instructions and background information for teaching over 40 natural science units, and scientifically accurate drawings illustrating each topic, this easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated, up-to-date environmental education handbook both enables novice leaders to teach nature subjects successfully and offers creative new approaches for experienced educators.

Paper: $27.95
ISBN-13: 9781584650782
Pages: 336 | Size: 8.5 in. x 11 in.
Date Published: November 1, 2000

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  • Clearly written, and plentifully illustrated with line drawings and photographs, this is an interesting, accessible introduction to nature that belongs on the family bookshelf, as well as in schools and public libraries.

    Vermont Sunday Magazine

About the Author

Jenepher Lingelbach

Jenepher was born September 16, 1935 and grew up in Dover, Mass. She graduated from Milton Academy in 1953 and from Vassar College in 1957, having majored in German. Following a year in Germany and a year in England, where her first two children were born, the family moved to Milton Mass., where she had her second two children.

In 1972, the family moved to East Barnard. Jenepher commenced what would become a lifelong involvement with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science as …


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