When I presented at the fantabulous Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, WI, last fall, I was just mesmerized by all the creative and beautiful integrations of books and nature and art!
So, boy, was I excited to see that WATER CAN BE… has been chosen by the Jim Halls Foothills Learning Center (in Boise, ID) as its February Story Trail book. Kate Messner’s OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW was their January title. What great company I’m in. And what a cool idea, to integrate nature and books.
My daughters’ elementary school backs up to a reserve where they go on nature walks. And many schools have natural areas and gardens and such. Wouldn’t it be cool for the school to choose one book per month that ties in to the setting somehow? And then different classes could be responsible for art, signage, perhaps hands-on activities… What a neat collaboration that could be.
Does anyone know of schools doing something like this?