the ideal book to prepare students for Earth Day (April
22). Accounts of some of the key preservationists and
conservationists are presented in this book along with
background information on influential events that define
the conservation movement.
list of individuals discussed includes not only familiar
names like John James Audubon, John Muir, and Rachel
Carson, but also lesser known folks such as Aldo Leopold,
one of the founders of the Wilderness Society, and Marjory
Stoneman Douglas, who fought to save the Florida Everglades
from development and draining.
book also contains 21 activities for young readers nine
years of age and older. There are instructions on how
to make a compost pile, build a bird feeder, produce
new paper from recycled material, and bake a batch of
John Muir’s favorite Scottish Oatmeal Scones.
naturalists working with young people, and parents homeschooling
their children will find this book a valuable resource
that will make the discussion of the importance of conservation
and environment protection more relevant and interesting.