Nature Exploration Essentials

Purchase at least 2 books from this collection and receive 10% off each book

By: Katherine Johnson Martinko, Jacob Rodenburg, Drew Monkman

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Childhood Unplugged

Screens are everywhere. Kids spend an average of 7.5 hours on digital devices daily with profoundly negative consequences. Childhood Unplugged takes a bold approach to regulating children’s use of digital media, suggesting more time spent offline will benefit their resilience, independence, and family relationships.

The Big Book of Nature Activities

The average child can identify over 300 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals. This is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth develop a deeper appreciation of the natural world. This amazing compendium is packed with seasonal games, crafts, skills, stories and observations to make outdoor learning fun!

The Book of Nature Connection

The Book of Nature Connection is packed with fun activities for using our senses to connect to nature in a deep and nourishing way. From "extenda-ears" and acorn whistles to camouflage games and scent scavenger hunts, enjoy over 70 diverse and incredible sensory nature activities for all ages.

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Embark on an adventure into the natural world with the Nature Exploration Essentials collection. Featuring Childhood Unplugged, The Book of Nature Connection, and The Big Book of Nature Activities, this bundle is perfect for families, educators, and nature enthusiasts. Discover engaging activities, hands-on projects, and inspiring ideas to foster a deeper connection with nature and create lasting memories outdoors.

About The Author(s)

Jacob Rodenburg, nature sommelier, is an award-winning educator who believes in the importance of connecting children to nature. He is the executive director of Camp Kawartha, a summer camp and outdoor education center, and an instructor in environmental education at Trent University. An educator of three decades, Jacob has published articles on children, nature, and the environment; has taught more than 100,000 students; and is co-author of The Big Book of Nature Activities. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

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Drew Monkman is an award-winning environmental advocate, and former board member of the Camp Kawartha summer camp and outdoor education centre. A retired elementary school teacher, Drew’s interest in integrating nature activities and environmental education into all areas of the curriculum led him to oversee the development of an outdoor classroom which went on to become a model for many similar projects throughout North America. In addition to writing a weekly nature column, Drew is the author of several almanac-style environmental books including Nature’s Year and Nature’s Year in the Kawarthas.

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Katherine Martinko is an editor and writer with a decade of experience in digital news publishing. She was a senior editor at Treehugger, an internationally respected environmental lifestyle site. Katherine previously wrote for Discovery Network’s Parentables website and maintained a popular parenting blog. Many of the thousands of articles she has written over the years explore the importance of raising “offline” kids, teaching them to become resilient and independent, and being wary of the profound effects of too much screen time on developing brains. Katherine is an honors graduate of the University of Toronto, where she studied English and history. She speaks four languages, is a classically trained violinist, an award-winning public speaker, and a community leader who spearheaded a major refugee resettlement effort in her own small town. Katherine lives with her husband and three children in Port Elgin, Ontario. 

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