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BOOK REVIEW: How to Raise a Wild Child, by Scott Sampson (and giveaway)

Last year I had the fortune of reading a draft of a forthcoming book about connecting children to nature. Geared toward mentors – be they parents, teachers, or other adults in a child’s life – this book captured for me … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Spring nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at the water cycle, life in the mountains, and bird sounds

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). Their three new titles for spring are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. This publisher produces wonderful books about nature for kids; they are entertaining, beautiful illustrated, and engaging, for … Continue reading

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BOOK: For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey

A new book from Oregon State University Press looks to be the perfect read for folks who love rivers: Kurt D. Fausch, For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2015), 288 pp. Publisher’s … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Buy a Nature Play t-shirt & receive a book!

Have you purchased a Children at Nature Play t-shirt yet? Here’s a little incentive: the first person (in Oregon) to comment here and share that you’ve just purchased a t-shirt through our campaign will receive a copy of a great … Continue reading

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BOOK: 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington

William Sullivan‘s Oregon hiking guides are among the most popular in the region. The guide for Portland and nearby hikes went into its fourth edition in 2014. William L. Sullivan, 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington (Eugene, OR: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Outside by Deirdre Gill

We’ve been having some cold days here in Portland. There was a little snow even while we were gone over Thanksgiving. While I do not miss living in Montana this time of year, I hope we get some more snow … Continue reading

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BOOK: Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition

When I moved to Montana from California in 2004, I quickly got a copy of the Roadside Geology of Montana. I am no geologist, but I had just taken several geology courses at a community college near San Diego. I … Continue reading

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Wild Arts Festival, Nov. 22-23

The Audubon Society of Portland’s Wild Arts Festival is this coming weekend! We plan on going on Sunday. Here’s a 2-for-1 admission coupon.

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BOOK REVIEW: May the Stars Drip Down & a Nikki McClure art exhibit in Portland

I have posted about the Olympia, WA-based artist Nikki McClure before – about some children and nature-themed art on display (in the exhibit Nikki McClure: Cutting Her Own Path, 1996-2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland in 2011) and a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Charley Harper’s What’s in the Coral Reef? A Nature Discovery Book

In the fall of 2013, I posted about the first two in a new series of children’s books from the Portland-based Pomegranate Books: Charley Harper’s What’s in the Woods? and Charley Harper’s What’s in the Rain Forest? Both combined beautiful … Continue reading

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