Writer and geologist Ruby McConnell cultivates naturalists by guiding parents and kids through nature journaling using her new book A Girl’s Guide to the Wild: My Nature Journal and Activity Book. With ample tips on making field observations, including sketching, writing prompts, nature logs, question lists, and projects, Ruby’s approach will engage even the most urban city kid with little or no outdoor access needed beyond a window. With great STEM learning content for parents struggling with homeschooling, these journaling exercises provide both interactive and self-directed activities. Also useful as a mindfulness and grounding practice for adults.
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