Welcome to The Nature Booklist Blog! This blog is a companion to The Nature Booklist, a resource for librarians, formal and nonformal environmental educators, and parents featuring paired, nature-themed texts and custom-designed learning activities. We're glad you're here!
Oh, and that thing about it being The End of the World as We Know It, except that I don't feel fine. Neither should you. By connecting kids to books about nature, we can stimulate conversations about conservation (see what I did there?), and develop empathy for the planet and its living things. Plus, there is evidence that when children spend time in nature, it reduces stress and helps them focus.
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.