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Recommended Resources

Spring 2014 - Become an Outdoor Explorer

DEC Resources
DEC's Arbor Day webpage
DEC's Discover...Citizen Science (from December 2011 Conservationist)
Web Resources
Project BudBurst's website
California Native Plant Society's Nature Journaling Curriculum
Earth Day Network's website
Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird
Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Young Birders Network
Nature Explore's Connecting Children with Nature
The Nature Conservancy's Nature Rocks - Let's Go Explore
National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There
New York State Outdoor Education Association's website
New York State Young Birders Club's website
The Sierra Club's Keeping a Nature Journal
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Let's Go Outside!
Print Resources
Bateman's Backyard Birds by Robert Bateman (Barrons Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 2005)
Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird-watching, Shore Walking by Jim Arnosky (Harper Collins Publishers, New
York, 2002)
Nature in Your Backyard: Simple Activities for Children by Susan Lang (Millbrook Press, Brookfield, CT, 1995)
My Nature Book: A Journal and Activity Book for Kids, 2nd Edition by Linda Kranz (Taylor Trade Publishing, Boulder, CO,
2013)
Pond Life by George Reid (Golden Guides, St. Martin's Press, New York, 2001)
Watching Nature: A Beginner's Field Guide by Monica Russo (Sterling Pub. Co., New York, 1998)