What Does the Lorax Say?

cover of the book Outdoor ScienceEarth Day 2014 is right around the corner (April 22), and I’ve noticed a huge number of NSTA members talking about Dr. Suess’s The Lorax on our members-only lists. Coincidence? I doubt it, because the book has a powerful message that appeals to both adults and children: We shouldn’t wait until it’s too late to think about becoming good stewards of the Earth. And that ‘s something that many of our NSTA authors focus on.

Steve Rich, author of Outdoor Science, urges us to get kids outside. Research shows that environment-centered education improves student achievement, and Rich shows teachers how to create outdoor learning spaces that can be used from year to year—with little extra effort or resources. These practical suggestions for creating, maintaining, and using outdoor classrooms work for both elementary and middle school students.

What’s your favorite book for getting students outside and into science?

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  1. Posted April 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I am understandably partial to Outdoor Science as a teacher resource, First Garden is a wonderful children’s book about the White House gardens throughout the years, and in particular – the current garden. Let’s all get kids outdoors for Earth Week and all year long!

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