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This blog is a companion to The Nature Booklist, a resource for librarians, educators, and parents.

Image by HoliHO is licensed by Pixabay.

By Nate Keefe

Active Learning Ideas

Surviving or Thriving in the Wintertime


While some animals sleep the winter away in hibernation, others thrive in the snow and cold.

Photo by Yellowstone National Park is in the public domain.

By Nate Keefe

Active Learning Ideas

Snuggling In With Sloths


Winter is here, and while it can be an amazing time to head outdoors and experience the snowy splendor, on some days we may simply envy the animals known as professional sleepers.

"Sloth" by Mick Thompson (Flickr) is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

By Nate Keefe

Active Learning Ideas

The Golden Record


“The Sounds of Earth Record Cover” by NASA is in the public domain.

How would you sum up the experience of life on Earth?

By Nate Keefe

Active Learning Ideas

Time to Plant!


Garden” by Derek Bridges (Flickr) is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Gardening is a great way to connect people to nature and each other.

By Nate Keefe

Active Learning Ideas

Night Life


Nighttime introduces a whole new world of creatures that we never see during the daytime. Head outdoors and check them out!

By Nate Keefe



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Dr. Arnone is a proponent of libraries helping to serve their communities with programming about their local environments. She has taught "Environmental Programming with Libraries" and "Literacy, Inquiry and Nature for Libraries" at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. She is a certified environmental educator in the state of North Carolina.